Ruckus Wireless has deployed wireless LAN (WLAN) at Luzhou Medical College in Sichuan, China, in association with managed services provider China Telecom.
The college has installed over 1,600 Ruckus ZoneFlex 7341 indoor and Ruckus ZoneFlex 7762-S outdoor access point (APs), centrally managed with Ruckus ZoneDirector™ 3000 controllers.
The WLAN deployment covers 170,000 square meters of classroom and office areas, and 100,000 square meters of dormitory buildings. Over 15,000 faculty and students with smartphones and tablets will benefit from the new initiative.
The new Ruckus deployment greatly improves the user experience for more than 8,000 concurrent clients during peak hours.
The college worked with China Telecom to complete the network design of phase one of the project, installing new Ruckus APs.
Of the total 1,600 Ruckus ZoneFlex APs, 1,000 ZoneFlex 7341 802.11n indoor APs are allocated for 20 dormitory buildings, and another 500+ are for office and classroom buildings. The remaining Ruckus ZoneFlex 7762-S outdoor APs are deployed for the college’s outdoor public areas.
Over the past 9 months, the data recorded by a Ruckus ZoneDirector 3000 controller shows that two time periods recorded the highest traffic – from 12 noon to 2pm, and from 7pm to 10pm.
Concurrent clients always reach 7,000-8,000, with heavy social media application usage, online streaming of media broadcasting and the uploading and downloading of videos and other typically high bandwidth or delay-sensitive applications.
The college plans to extend its Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network deployment to cover the entire campus area, based on their phase one deployment. Up to 3,000 APs are expected to be deployed when the project is complete.