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Wireless Case Study: University of Dammam

Connecting a New Generation of Learners

University of Dammam enhances student and faculty experiences with unified communications, collaboration, and broad Wi-Fi coverage.

Challenge

For Saudi Arabia’s University of Dammam, the ongoing challenge is growth.  The right technology is essential to connecting its 16 campuses across 500 kilometers (435 miles). The university wanted to:

  • Deploy a scalable, integrated solution for unified communications and collaboration
  • Build the supporting infrastructure to provide wireless and wired connectivity
  • Provide access to course materials from anywhere
  • Facilitate face-to-face online collaboration among faculty

Solution

Results

An end-to-end infrastructure provides reliable services and Wi-Fi for 57,000 users.

  • Offers comprehensive, high performance Wi-Fi for students, faculty, and guests
  • Helps faculty collaborate with an “in-person” experience
  • Scales easily to support growth and reduce total cost of ownership
The addition of high-density Wi-Fi enabled a complete transformation for the university.
- Dr. Saad AlAmri
Dean of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Dammam