CommScope Wi-Fi 6 for New Zealand schools
CommScope has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to deploy up to 38,000 Wi-Fi 6 access points and 12,000 Multi-gig switches across 2500 schools.
The CommScope RUCKUS technology is intended to support higher data rates, increased capacity and improved power efficiency for video-centric learning and the use of virtual reality in classrooms.
The deployment will mark the first time that schools have been able to bring the management of their entire network onto a single platform.
“We want to equip our students with the right skills through digital technologies,” said Kim Shannon, Head of Education Infrastructure Service, New Zealand Ministry of Education.
“Reliable and superfast connectivity is giving students the possibility to do things differently and prepare for new skills that don’t yet exist, giving every student the best chance to thrive.”
RUCKUS SmartZone Controllers will manage both the switching and the Wi-Fi networks, with reporting and network analytics available through the RUCKUS Smart Cell Insight platform.
CommScope worked with local distributor Exeed Limited to supply the devices to The Network for Learning (N4L), a government-owned firm providing internet access for schools.
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