The University IT department approached Electronic Saudi Networks (e-Saudi), Infinet Wireless’ local partner in Saudi Arabia, to discuss and design a brand new infrastructure which would meet the present and future demands of its students and staff, be available 24/7 and enable them to work productively. The University’s previous infrastructure was based on MPLS leased lines supplied by a local service provider and capable of a maximum of only 20Mbps. This was complemented by wireless WIMAX links which were limited to 54Mbps and configured as backup for the fixed part of the network which was not stable enough. The LAN and WAN infrastructures at the University were complex, expensive and supplied by different manufacturers, making any seamless integration very challenging.
The University’s primary objective was to select a scalable solution that could be deployed rapidly and cost effectively, and one which students and staff could rely on at all times. The new solution required by the IT management team had to be deployed as an overlay to the existing wired network, be seamlessly integrated with the existing routing and switching back-office hardware, as well as provide future proofing and easy scalability. Such a solution had to connect the existing 32 sites using both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint topologies, providing a minimum bandwidth of 300Mbps to all remote sites. It had to be robust enough to deliver triple play services (i.e. voice, video and data traffic) and cover distances of up to 37km from the main campus.
After testing solutions from various vendors, the University ultimately selected InfiNet’s range of InfiMAN and InfiLINK solutions to provide the optimum performance to its end users, rapid deployment and excellent value for money, well within the allocated budget.
- Scalable solution
- High capacity and performance
- Fast deployment
- Cost-effective broadband wireless solution
- R5000-Mmx 28 dBi (with integrated antenna) for long distances
- R5000-Mmx 23 dBi (with integrated antenna) for short and medium distances
- R5000-Mmxbs Base Station (16dbi gain and 90’ degree)
- Delivery of Voice, Video and Data Traffic
- Highly reliable solution
- Integrates with existing NMS platform