Huawei helps Calicut become first Kerala university with campus-wide WiFi

20th April 2014
Huawei helps Calicut become first Kerala university with campus-wide WiFi

Kozhikode/ New Delhi, April 20 2014: Kerala's Calicut University has turned to infotech solutions leader Huawei to  provide a campus-wide WiFi solution to provide free high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and to make the university accessible to the internet, anytime, anywhere. The deployment will Calicut the first  Wi-Fi enabled university in Kerala.
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 CentreServer having capacity to support upto 100,000 users. The network consists of features like Real time location topology, Wireless Network Security Detection, Built-in reporting tools and also customized reports.
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 24x7 internet facilities to students. The University aims to get 16,000 online, in its efforts to provide each person affiliated with the University online
Key features of the Campus solution include:
·        A New Generation of Antenna for Indoor AP  
·        New WLAN Chip Technology
·        Indoor Distributed Access Point for uniform Radio Coverage
·        Exclusive Local Forwarding to resolve the Bandwidth and Security Issues

 Says Dr. Abdul Salam, Vice Chancellor, Calicut University: “We are delighted to be inaugurating the Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution in the Calicut University, since it provides us with a centralized internet connection facility, thereby boosting access and connectivity to each person in the campus.
Adds Suresh S. Reddy, Vice President, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, India: “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 is the ideal solution, in that it allows for reduced operational cost, whilst boosting efficiency in terms of control, access and manageability. The single solution allows access for over 10,000 users to a highly reliable and seamless wireless (or wired) experience.”