Calicut University Goes Digital With Huawei

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 15, 2014


Calicut University has collaborated with IT major Huawei in an effort to go digital. The University has deployed Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution in order to provide free high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and to make the university accessible to the internet, anytime, anywhere.

The Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution supports the integration of both wired and wireless networks. The Batch configuration consists of upto 200 access points and centralized Access Controller supporting about 10,000 users on a single Policy Center Server having capacity to support upto 1 Lakh users. The network consists of features like Real time location topology, Wireless Network Security Detection, Built-in reporting tools and also customized reports.

With the deployment of this solution, the Calicut University will acquire the status of complete Wi-Fi enabled University, making it the first e-enabled University in Kerala, said a company statement. The Wi-Fi deployment will be followed by the setting up of 160 access points. These access points are set to be deployed at the seminar complex for visitors to the University; in the library complex as well as in hostels and individual education departments, to provide 24×7 internet facilities to students. 

A University campus network connects many departments and residential branches and plays an important a crucial role in any educational institution. But increasing network demands can quickly become unmanageable. For an institution aiming to deploy such an extensive network in one go, the Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution can allow for reduced operational cost, whilst boosting efficiency in terms of control, access and manageability,” said Suresh S. Reddy, VP, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, India.

He said that the single solution allows access for over 10,000 users to a highly reliable and seamless wireless (or wired) experience.

The University aims to get 16,000 online, in its efforts to provide each person affiliated with the University online, informed Dr. Abdul Salam, Vice Chancellor, Calicut University.

“The Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution exhibits features that simplify the process of connecting so many users at once. The friendliness and ease in connectivity will bring new efficiencies to the lives of faculty, students and visitors alike,” he said.