Wi-Fi Coming to the Whitemore Center Arena

— May 01, 2013

Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, will bring 100% wireless network access to the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Whittemore Center, the university's multi-purpose arena that services over a quarter of a million guests each year, with as many as 7,500 users at a time. 


Due to limited bandwidth, the center previously wasn't able to support a high capacity of mobile devices. The deployment at UNH will now greatly expand wireless capacity and is designed to provide visitors with a more connected and immersive experience.

The expansion also highlights Enterasys and UNH's joint mission to deliver fast and secure Wi-Fi for students, faculty, staff and guests across the entirety of the campus, which now includes residence halls, academic buildings and athletic facilities.

Enterasys' will employ its IdentiFiWi-Fi, NetSight management and B-Series stackable switches. The wireless network will allow guests to bring their own device without interruption and limited connectivity. At the same time, the solution enables UNH to easily manage and control the massive influx of wireless devices by providing centralized visibility and granular control of the enterprise network resources end to end.

The installation will take place over the summer and will be finalized before the start of the fall semester and hockey season. UNH already employs Enterasys Wi-Fi in its residence halls, academic buildings and outdoor areas.

"The combination of Enterasys' flexibility, deep understanding of our needs and focus on providing superior customer service is what makes them a truly valued partner,” said Joanna Young , CIO, University of New Hampshire. They've shown that they are not only committed to UNH, but to the greater New Hampshire community.”

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