In line with its vision of becoming an e-campus, Thailand's Thammasat University recently enhanced its network in its Tha Pra Chan and Rangsit campuses.
Using a 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone and Cisco's Unified Access solutions, the university is now able to provide increased bandwidth to support new teaching applications and manage additional workloads. Approximately 300 and 800 access points were also installed at the Tha Pra Chan campus and Rangsit campus respectively to provide its students and staff with secure, scalable and wireless network.
These technology upgrades have helped improve the Internet speed from 54 Mbps to a maximum capacity of 1.3 Gbps.
"Since going live, our students and employees are satisfied with wireless access at the two campuses in terms of reliability, ease of use, better and wider coverage and higher speed," said Assoc. Prof. Gasinee Witoonchart, vice rector, Planning and Finance, chief information officer, Thammasat University.
She added that the enhanced IT infrastructure and wireless network through campuses will "enable the university to further IT projects such as e-Admin, e-Education & Research, e-Society and e-Culture."
Following the success of this project, Thammasat University aims to roll out a complete wireless network at their Lampang and Pattaya campuses by 2014 to move closer to becoming an e-campus.
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