As Eton College has moved from a wired network to wireless infrastructure & applications, the infrastructure needs to continually evolve to stay ahead of usage demands
As a boys’ boarding school, Eton is home to 1,300 students who join at age 13 and continue until age 18. With teaching staff also living on campus, school operations never stop. Eton has four hundred buildings and all major technology systems, school-provided desktop computers, laptops, and audio-visual equipment are connected via the core network that also powers Eton’s wireless infrastructure.
In the past three years, boys have increasingly arrived at Eton with multiple devices— usually a minimum of laptop, tablet, and smartphone—and they expect a robust wireless network. Delivering high-quality Wi-Fi across many different environments on campus is challenging. Students and teaching staff need reliable connections in both classrooms and boarding houses.
With a cloud-based Virtual Learning Environment, use of video and wireless in classrooms, online access to college systems and an IP phone system, Eton College required a high-performance wireless infrastructure.