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Leading research university improves student satisfaction with campus-wide Wi-Fi


University of Sussex, a leading research university, improves student satisfaction with a campus-wide wireless network deployed by ADA Networks.

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Provide campus-wide, high-performance Wi-Fi for 13,000 students and 2,100 staff.


Contacted ADA Networks as the incumbent provider of wired network access. Following ADA's recommendation to deploy Meru technology and a competitive tender process, the decision was made to invest in Meru.

IT outcomes:

Wi-Fi performance improvement has seen a 400% rise in connected devices.

Centralised management and historical reporting significantly reduces the burden on IT.

Meru's single-channel architecture means that scaling-up coverage in high-density areas just requires installation of further access points without the need for additional surveys or channel planning.

Business outcomes:

Student satisfaction with IT services has improved dramatically.

The result

“Our previous Wi-Fi network provided hot-spots of coverage and performance wasn't that great, but our students demanded high-speed access throughout campus. As a result, we contacted ADA as the provider of our wired network, along with a number of the leading Wi-Fi vendors. Following a lengthy consultation period we shortlisted to two preferred technologies and issued a competitive tender. Meru technology proposed by ADA was our final choice and we have been vindicated in our decision by virtue of very positive feedback from our students."

- Mike Luscombe, Head of Networks and Access, University of Sussex

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