Leeds Beckett University Among First Universities in the UK to Deploy Wi-Fi 6
Leading Uni Modernises Infrastructure with Extreme Networks’ Campus and Edge Networking Solutions
Updated Wired and Wireless Network Improves Student Engagement, Supports Expansion, and Delivers a Powerful User Experience
San Jose, CALIF and READING, UK, February 18, 2020 –Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR), a cloud-driven networking company, today announced that Leeds Beckett University is deploying its campus networking solutions and Wi-Fi 6 technology across 85 buildings and its sports facilities. Leeds Beckett is one of the first universities in the UK to deploy Wi-Fi 6. The deployment is part of a planned £200 million investment in campus developments over the next five years to support digital transformation initiatives, deliver a modernised student experience, improve engagement, and drive attainment for its 28,000 students and 2,900 staff.
To help achieve student-focused digital transformation, Extreme designed a tailored network infrastructure underpinned by Extreme Elements™, including Extreme Management Center™ software, Extreme Fabric Connect™ technology, ExtremeWireless™ Wi-Fi 6 access points and Extreme Switching™ products. Over 2,000 ExtremeWireless Wi-Fi 6 access points will also be rolled out over the next 12 months. The bespoke network empowers remote access from anywhere on campus and provides increased network capacity, security, and compliance whilst helping to unlock new efficiencies.
Specific new capabilities include:
These capabilities complement existing digital transformation initiatives at Leeds Beckett, all of which underpin the university’s mission to be an excellent, accessible, globally engaged university. The new bespoke network architecture, featuring Extreme Fabric Connect, the latest Extreme Management Center tools and Wi-Fi 6, not only delivers the right technology fit, competitive TCO and reliability today, but future-proofs to satisfy the scaling demands of its student body.
John Morrison, Senior Vice President of International Sales, Extreme Networks
“Student expectations are higher than ever before and educational institutions like Leeds Beckett are putting important digital transformation strategies into action. The next-generation network infrastructure we are delivering sets an incredibly high benchmark and is one every university should strive for. By putting the student experience first, and building a tailored solution to support that, Leeds Beckett now has a robust, flexible, and resilient network that can scale to meet the ever-accelerating needs on its campus from staff, visitors, and students.”
Dr Basem El-Haddadeh – Director IT Services, Leeds Beckett University
“Our network infrastructure is the lifeblood of our organisation and represents an important enabler for digital transformation. Putting Wi-Fi 6 at the heart of our revitalised network architecture will have a profound and positive effect on our Wi-Fi enabled communications, whilst Extreme Fabric Connect empowers us with an advanced and powerful network that can scale as we do. Both demonstrate our commitment to investing in next-generation solutions that will support our vision of using technology to deliver improved student engagement, retention and attainment.”
About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) is the industry’s first cloud-driven, end-to-end enterprise networking company. Our best-of-breed technology solutions, from the wireless and IoT edge to the data center, are flexible, agile, and secure to accelerate the digital transformation of our customers and provide them with the fastest path to the autonomous enterprise. Our 100% in-sourced services and support are number one in the industry. Even with 50,000 customers globally, including half of the Fortune 50 and some of the world’s leading names in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing, we remain nimble and responsive to ensure customer and partner success. We call this Customer-Driven Networking™. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme’s website or call 1-888-257-3000.
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