Making higher education institutions smarter with private wireless

Paula Mennone January 3, 2022
Higher education institutions are seeking to rapidly digitalize their operations so they can better serve the changing needs of students, academic staff and researchers on their campuses. To succeed, they must evolve their wireless communications infrastructure to offer higher-performing applications and tools that will help their staff and students work more productively. Until now, their main approach has been to upgrade or replace existing Wi-Fi networks, but Wi-Fi technology is starting to show limitations in its ability to meet the increased demands of mobility, latency, throughput and total cost of ownership (TCO).

This paper explores how private wireless networks based on 4.9G/LTE (and eventually 5G) can make it easier and more cost effective for higher education institutions to accelerate their digital transformation and support a wider set of industrial and mission-critical services and operational capabilities. As education terminology is often country specific, we have adopted a language that reflects the nature of the US education system.

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