DELIVERING A FIRST-CLASS NETWORK PLATFORM TO SUPPORT DIGITAL LEARNING
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is third level institution located in Ireland with a population of over 6,000 students spread out over the campus. AIT offer a wide variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, delivered on a full and part-time basis. Currently AIT is in the process of merging with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and once completed this merger will create a new university with over 14,000 students.
AIT’s unique vision sets them apart and they are among the most innovative in Ireland in adopting new technology. AIT came to us to discuss their ambition to integrate Wi-Fi 6 and EDUROAM so as to create the mobile campus of the future.
AIT were committed to establishing an advanced IT infrastructure to support their digital learning platform as well as to help them to attract international research funding. Over the past number of years, AIT has created a benchmark for network quality for Ireland’s technology universities.
The network at AIT is based entirely on IPv6 and their extensive campus-wide coverage is based on Wi-Fi 6, including EDUROAM access, (An international roaming service for users in research, higher education and further education), which allows for consistent and uninterrupted access to cloud resources.