University of Portsmouth chooses Alcatel-Lucent for wireless LAN solution
The University of Portsmouth has implemented an extensive wireless LAN solution from Alcatel-Lucent across the entire campus of over 40 buildings that provides widespread coverage for students, staff and administrators.
The solution delivers a seamless experience for students and staff, enabling improved access to resources regardless of location and device. The solution was delivered by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s partner, Khipu Networks.
Prior to the implementation, the university had wireless hotspots set up around the campus within selected social and staff areas. The Alcatel-Lucent technology enables the university to address new student demands for access via any device and provides increased coverage in areas of higher density, such as the university library and lecture theatres.
The solution also offers lecturers another tool to use as part of a new way of teaching students, allowing students to access departmental resources from any location across the campus.
The solution also enables the estates department to receive new maintenance jobs on the move rather than needing to go back to a central office, enabling it to address health and safety issues as they arise, as well as increase productivity on standard maintenance tasks.