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Case Study: Toronto District School Board

Better Wi-Fi need becomes learning experience

Toronto District School Board leverages a single framework to support the next generation of networks and the tools to manage them.



  • Inability to enable efficient, secure Wi-Fi access to meet student, faculty BYOD needs
  • Lacked management and visibility with current wireless environment
  • Required more specific and permanent IT budgets as part of new district guidelines


  • Expand Wi-Fi to meet demands of faculty, students for better wireless coverage
  • Use robust Wi-Fi management, visibility, and security to scale the network


  • Facilitated ability to port licenses, reducing risk and exposure with technology choices
  • Realized ~$400,000 savings using portable license, with ongoing savings over 3 to 5 years
  • Enabled TDSB to obtain secure enterprise Wi-Fi solution as budget is available

What they're saying

Our partnership with Cisco and having access through Cisco ONE brings the innovation of Cisco to us.

Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Toronto District School Board

Who is Toronto District School Board?

Industry: Education
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Company Size: 246,000 students, 1400 international students, 595 schools, 180,000 adult and continuing education students, 41,000 faculty and staff

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