Extreme Networks has announced the deployment of a new WiFi 6 wireless network for UK-based City, University of London, providing connectivity to over 18,000 students and 2,000 staff. The new infrastructure includes the ExtremeCloud IQ platform, which simplifies network management and provides the IT team with full visibility and advanced analytics around network performance, usage and security. ExtremeCloud IQ also delivers insights that will help the university improve the student experience and drive operational efficiencies.
Alongside Charterhouse Group, Extreme Networks delivered a wireless solution that seamlessly integrates with the university’s existing wired infrastructure and offers greater reliability, flexibility, control and security across the campus.
Key benefits are an improved learning experience for students, along with simplified, streamlined network management and visibility of applications for IT Staff.
Paulo Leal, Network Architect, City, University of London said, “The student experience is crucial to us and the technological facilities we provide underpin that. Our goal with Extreme from the get-go was to deploy a network infrastructure that could provide students and staff with seamless connectivity both in the classroom and across the campus. Extreme was able to support us in our ambitions to modernise the student experience. Our new architecture provides us with exactly that and frees up staff to focus on other activities, while allowing students to enjoy a superior education experience.”
Tony Brar, Director, Charterhouse Group commented, “There are many complexities when it comes to a university’s network due to the number of campuses and varying user demands. However, as one of Extreme’s key partners, Charterhouse has full access to their portfolio of wired, and wireless management and NAC/Analytics enabling us to deliver exactly what City, University of London needs, to provide a world-class educational experience. This is the latest in a long line of transformation projects we have worked on alongside Extreme.”
John Morrison, SVP EMEA Sales and Services, Extreme Networks remarked, “Today’s students expect seamless and reliable connectivity to be readily available on campus, while modern curriculums require high-bandwidth, low latency networks to successfully activate new applications and programs. Our deployment at City, University of London provides the foundation for advanced, asynchronous learning of the future. Meanwhile, we’re making it easier for IT teams and network admins to manage the network, gain visibility into usage and performance, better understand the preferences of the student population and drive more operational efficiency across their entire campus.”