Princess Sumaya University rolls out new WiFi network
New wireless network based on Aruba technology to connect 4,000 students and faculty
Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), has deployed a new WiFi network using Aruba technology.
The 802.11ac WiFi network will connect over 4,000 students and faculty members at the Jordanian university, with full network coverage indoors and outdoors, and will deliver a three times increase in wireless bandwidth.
The deployment was carried out by Aruba Gold partner NeoGenesis Technical Solutions.
The private, non-profit university mainly delivers courses in ICT, electronics, computer engineering, communication engineering, and business, so it is important to provide a network to meet student's high expectations, the university said.
"Given the nature of our courses, it is no surprise that our students are extremely tech-savvy and on average, each carries three devices. Smartphones, tablets and laptops are now commonplace at our institution. The enhancement of our Wi-Fi facilities empowers these digital natives to leverage their smart devices as a part of their learning experience," explained Dr. Adiy Tweissi at PSUT. "Simultaneously, improving wireless connectivity and performance enables our staff to become untethered from their desks, leading to greater availability to students and the ability to collaborate more easily with other faculty members."
The project included implementing a total of 161 indoor and outdoor Aruba Access Points (APs) across 50 classrooms, 25 laboratories, three dormitories, three auditoriums and three sports facilities. As these APs conform to the latest 802.11ac wireless standard, they are capable of delivering gigabit connectivity even in a high density environment, thereby ensuring students and staff have a consistent high-quality Wi-Fi experience
"PSUT has the vision to build a smart campus solution, where they have implemented Aruba 11ac wireless LAN as an edge for the users and a reliable platform for future smart campus applications such as the e-learning platform. PSUT's smart campus will improve the experience of students using the University's network for R&D and provide premium digital engagement for all the students," said Shadi Alkhatib, HPE Aruba country manager for the Levant region.