The service installed by Khipu Networks, a key business partner and winner of the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Global Partner of the Year Award, is currently available across 150 schools, 27 public libraries, 15 fire stations and 28 other sites including social services, corporate buildings and training centres. The free public Wi-Fi service has also been rolled out to a number of independent community libraries across the county, enabling them to offer internet access as a local community service.
Claire Darling, data network manager, Warwickshire County Council
‘The new solution allows us to provide powerful Wi-Fi access for staff to the corporate network as well as providing free public internet facilities for staff and for the general public. The freedom and scalability of the wireless networks – in particular the ability for our smaller schools to avoid costly controller charges by using Instant Access Points, and for our independent community libraries to be able to offer free Wi-Fi to the general public – makes the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise technology ideal for the council.’