Japan’s University of Tsukuba is is working with Nortel to create a wireless mesh network which will cover a 230,000 sq metre area of the campus and enable outdoor broadband wireless access to the public internet and the university network. Nortel business partner Marubeni Solutions is handling network implementation.
The University of Tsukuba will deploy 24 Nortel Wireless Access Point 7220 links for campus-wide outdoor access to wireless broadband services, with indoor access enabled by Nortel’s Wireless Access Point 7215 units in the next phase of deployment. Security for the university’s wireless communications is designed into the network by installing Wireless Gateway 7250 units to control the area between access points. Because the solution uses IEEE 802.11 standards, users with wi-fi enabled laptops or hand-held computing devices will be able to access the university network or internet without new hardware or software. Continue>>