Cisco (News - Alert) has deployed its unified access solutions within the enterprise network architecture of Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. This wired and wireless network will provide anytime, anywhere connectivity across two campuses of the university.
Thammasat University will benefit from the intelligent network platform implemented by Cisco, which will provide connected experiences and enhance operational efficiencies. Being the second oldest institute of higher education in Thailand, Thammasat is also completely IPv6-enabled.
The upgrades provided by Cisco will benefit 36,000 students and 6,700 staff at Thammasat University across 26 faculties. The implementation ensures the provision of a secure, scalable wireless network with about 300 access points at the Tha Pra Chan center and approximately 800 access points at the Rangsit center.
Officials explained that the secure, intelligent network deployed in both Tha Pra Chan and Rangsit centers of Thammasat University will enable an ‘E-campus’ and will allow and facilitate the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) concept demanded by staff and students enhancing wireless connectivity within campus.
To deliver on such demands, Thammasat University upgraded its IT infrastructure with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone augmented with UnifiedAccess solutions. This provides greater bandwidths for supporting latest teaching applications and to manage more workloads. The Internet speeds have increased from 54 megabits per second to a maximum capacity of 1.3 gigabits per second.
Assoc. Prof. Gasinee Witoonchart, vice rector, planning and finance, chief information officer at Thammasat University, said, “Thammasat University believes that the highly efficient Cisco Unified Access wireless solutions will strengthen the overall capacity of our wireless network to enable BYOD and new learning experiences. Since going LIVE, we’ve found that our students and employees are very satisfied with wireless access at the two campuses in terms of reliability, ease of use, better and wider coverage and higher speed.”
By leveraging the IT infrastructure and wireless network the university looks forward to launching new IT projects like E-Admin, E-Education and Research, E-Society and E-Culture.