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Ruckus deploys Wi-Fi in Chinese college

Anuradha Shukla | Aug. 13, 2013
Luzhou Medical College in Sichuan deploys the system with the help of managed services provider China Telecom.

Luzhou Medical College in Sichuan, China, has deployed an extensive Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi Wireless LAN (WLAN) system.

The deployment was made possible with the help of managed services provider China Telecom.

Located in Luzhou city in Sichuan Province, this medical college is sprawled over 327,500 square meters and includes teaching blocks, dormitories, canteens, stadium and a swimming pool. 

Deployment of new Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network effectively provides Internet access to over 15,000 faculty and students who use multiple mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

“China Telecom was able to come in and help us greatly with the initial deployment, pushing forward a steady implementation of the project. We believe they’re the right company to build such a large WLAN network, and are grateful for their generous assistance,” said Yuqing from Luzhou Medical College’s IT department.

Improves user experience

Deployment at Luzhou Medical College’s IT department has improved the user experience for more than 8,000 concurrent clients during peak hours.

Before deploying Ruckus, the college used unmanaged, consumer-grade wireless Access Points (APs) to provide wireless access for multiple PC users.

But these APs did not deliver the desired results and users complained about frequent dropped signals and unstable connections because of the high number of mobile devices operating in the same physical area.

The new Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network is said to handle more users per AP at longer ranges without impacting the quality of calls. The Luzhou Medical College is satisfied with the solution and intends to further extend its Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network deployment, looking forward.

Once the project is completed, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network will cover the entire campus area, which will include the deployment of up to 3,000 APs. 

“Carriers also like the fact that the cost to set up a Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network is much lower than expanding their cellular network with additional small cells,” added Yuqing. “It’s a win-win solution for property owners and operators to cooperate when it comes to Wi-Fi, with property owners providing the installation space, while operators provide devices and set up these Wi-Fi networks.”


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