The Catholic Education Office (CEO) in Sydney has deployed ‘one of the world’s largest wireless networks', reports Itwire.
It has deployed a network across 39 secondary schools in Sydney. The implementation brings Wi-Fi to more than 30,000 users including high school students, teachers and administrators.
The network is based on equipment from Aruba and installed by system integrator Matrix CNI. Aruba said the CEO chose its products after conducting an extensive review of its existing wireless network.
According to Milton Scott, the CEO’s Chief Technical Officer: 'We installed a Wi-Fi network five years ago across our Sydney diocese. Since that time, the demand for Wi-Fi across our network has grown exponentially, and we have also seen a significant shift in both the type and number of devices seeking access to the network.'
Scott said it is now common for students and teachers to connect up to three devices across the CEO network, including Apple, Android and Windows-based smart phones, tablets and laptops to the Wi-Fi network at any time.