Cisco announced that Thammasat University in Thailand has implemented an enhanced wired and wireless network using Cisco Unified Access solutions to enable anytime, anywhere connectivity across two campuses.
The system provides an intelligent network platform that can enable connected experiences and operational efficiencies for the school. The university is also one of the first in Thailand to be completely IPv6 enabled.
The intelligent network across both Tha Pra Chan and Rangsit centers of Thammasat University allows them to achieve their goal of being an ‘e-campus,’ as it provides the business foundation to embrace the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and cater to the increasing demand for wireless connectivity for both staff and students.
Thammasat University has upgraded its IT infrastructure with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone with Cisco Unified Access solutions to provide increased bandwidth that will support new teaching applications and manage the additional workloads.
These technology upgrades provide 36,000 students and 6,700 staff at Thammasat University across 26 faculties with a secure, scalable wireless network utilising approximately 300 access points at the Tha Pra Chan center and approximately 800 access points at the Rangsit center. Internet speeds have increased from 54 megabits per second to a maximum capacity of 1.3 gigabits per second.
Unified Access is the business foundation for enabling the “Internet of Everything”. It allows customers to introduce innovative user services and adapt to rapidly changing business, technologies, and user expectations with a unified policy, management, and network platform that employs a single network infrastructure with common policy and management across wired and wireless networks and VPNs.