City, University of London Modernizes Wireless Campus Infrastructure

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Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a leading international institute recognized for its high rank in student satisfaction. In partnership with Extreme and Charterhouse Group, City, University of London was able to eliminate downtime, access unprecedented flexibility for network configuration, and bolster user satisfaction.

With a large number of users and a complex mix of demanding services and applications that run 24/7, managing the university network was no small task. City needed to deliver a network with scalable capacity to accommodate the growing number of students consuming streamed content and their personal devices. In addition, the university’s network had become too complex, no longer operating efficiently and susceptible to risk and error



  • Simplified network infrastructure to minimize error and downtime
  • Scalable capacity to accommodate future network requirements and expansion
  • Improved user satisfaction with IT services and enhanced student experience
"The student experience is crucial to us and the technological facilities we provide underpin that. Our goal with Extreme from the get-go was to deploy a network infrastructure that could provide students and staff with seamless connectivity both in the classroom and across the campus. Extreme was able to support us in our ambitions to modernize the student experience. Our new architecture provides us with exactly that and frees up staff to focus on other activities, while allowing students to enjoy a superior education experience."
Paulo Leal
Network Manager, City, University of London

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Improved Learning Experience

  • Seamless access to educational platforms and streaming without delay
  • Future-proofed ability to integrate new programs and curriculum
  • Support for increasing number of media-rich content and user devices

Simplified Network Management

  • Automated operation and management of all network functions makes network administration easy
  • Time given back to staff to focus on important tasks and projects
  • Confidence in network flexibility allows staff to make decisions and changes without hesitation

Reliable Connectivity

  • Seamless connectivity throughout high-density environments across campus
  • Faster speeds and low latency for users with multiple devices