Wireless cicsug march 2012

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Wireless cicsug march 2012

  1. 1. Wireless  –  What  Next?   Mark  Franklin   Voice  &  Data  Support  Manager   CICS  Customer  Services   #cicsusergroup  
  2. 2. Wireless  –  Where  We’re    At...  •  Phase  1  –  coverage  of  teaching  space  and   other  congregaHon  areas  •  Phase  2  –  areas  requested  by  faculHes  •  All  major  refurbishments  •  All  recent  new  builds  •  Over  600  access  points    •  Added  and  clarified  connecHon  instrucHons  in   response  to  feedback     #cicsusergroup  
  3. 3. Wireless  –  Where  We’re  At...  •  Upgraded  the  core  of  the  wireless  network   –  capacity  and  licensed  for  1,800  access  points  •  Move  from  ‘thick’  to  ‘thin’  access  points   –  far  more  efficient  deployment   –  provides  beXer  connecHvity  •  Budgets  to  conHnue  roll  out....  •  Covering  wide  range  of  areas  •  But......   #cicsusergroup  
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  13. 13. Moving  Forward...  •  Approach  on  a  whole  building  basis  •  Re-­‐visit  some  areas  (esp  teaching  spaces)  •  Cover  Student  AccommodaHon  •  Reciprocal  access  with  STH  •  External  •  Get  beXer  understanding  of  user  need   #cicsusergroup  
  14. 14. Wireless  as  the  Primary  Network(?)    •  Less  cabling  •  Less  infrastructure/containment  •  Less  kit  •  Less  power  •  Less  cooling  •  Deliver  voice  (phones)  over  wireless  too?   #cicsusergroup  
  15. 15. Wireless  Only  Trials  •  Looking  for  small  groups  in  Admin  and   Academic  areas  to  pilot  wireless  only   connecHvity  •  Volunteers?.......   #cicsusergroup  

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