Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand, hosted an open day to showcase a major overhaul of its campus network by deploying Huawei’s Agile Education Campus Network Solution to create a new, highly reliable network which delivers high bandwidth, provides total Wi-Fi coverage, and is easy to manage and maintain. The solution will boost connectivity for all users on campus and make life much easier for network administrators performing operations and maintenance (O&M) or introducing new services.

Huawei’s unified network solution introduces a centralized management platform for all connected devices, whether accessing the network via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, mobile, or other remote services. To streamline the logon process the network introduces identity-based access in place of the old MAC address system. This allows users to access the network on any device, anywhere they wish using a single login, for example their student or staff ID. For administrators this means a device agnostic platform, viewing each user as a single entity rather than a multitude of connected devices.

Wang Shihong, Switch Domain General Manager of Huawei’s Enterprise Network Product Line said ICT products played a crucial support role in modern education systems. “For every country in the world, education IT construction has become the inevitable route towards sustainable education development and transformation. Huawei is dedicated to becoming the best ICT partner, helping to improve teaching quality and further bridge the ‘digital divide’.”

The Huawei Agile Education Campus Network Solution utilized at Lincoln University uses the company’s flagship S12700 Agile Switch and incorporates a range of other advanced technologies and features. The network was delivered in collaboration with Huawei channel partner Inde and distributor Atlas Gentech.

Lincoln joins a host of high-profile universities worldwide now using Huawei’s agile networks, such as the UK’s Newcastle University, China’s Tsinghua University and Nanjing University, Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University, and Australia’s Southern Cross University.