The network will provide a high-speed Internet access experience for faculty and students, and open up opportunities for implementing innovative teaching methods.
To achieve the strategic goal of “building a world-class university”, Fudan University has set up a three-year action plan for an “Internet+” smart campus and subsequently launched applications such as eHall, eLearning, unified payment, smart meal ordering, self-service smart library, and simulated medical operations using technologies including facial recognition, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR).
These convenient services make teaching more immersive and engaging for both students and teachers. The pressure placed on the campus network by implementing these new smart services required Fudan University to upgrade existing networks and build high-speed ubiquitous smart campus networks.
In recent years as Fudan University has started to reconstruct networks for student dormitories it was clear that the traditional Ethernet network was deficient because it requires extensive cabling in buildings, bulky devices, high maintenance costs, multiple weak-current rooms, and creates a fire hazard.
The Huawei Campus OptiX solution, which has been successfully deployed on many campuses, features a simple architecture, flexible evolution, efficient O&M, and is energy efficient. Based on these benefits, Fudan University adopted the Huawei Campus OptiX solution to upgrade its dormitory campus network.
The Huawei Campus OptiX solution adopts the simplified and innovative passive optical LAN (POL) networking architecture. One fiber directly extends from an aggregation equipment room to each dormitory room, carrying multiple services including Internet access and telephone. One aggregation equipment room can manage networks for multiple buildings, greatly improving the O&M efficiency.
Compared with the traditional Ethernet solution, the Huawei Campus OptiX solution minimizes the need for weak-current rooms, cooling devices, and cabling in corridors, reducing the energy consumption of the entire network by 30% while also avoiding fire risks. In addition, a fiber network with GPON technology has a long service life and can seamlessly upgrade to 10G/20G/50G.
This network can satisfy the high-bandwidth backhaul requirements of future Wi-Fi 6 and 5G without re-cabling, protecting customers’ investment.
“We are excited to work with Huawei to transform our dormitory campus network,” said Wang Xin, Director of Fudan University’s Information Office said. “Building on this success and future network expansion, we can introduce more and more smart teaching applications for our faculty and students.”
Currently, over 600 customers in more than 40 countries have deployed Huawei’s Campus OptiX solution, bringing state-of-the-art networks to education, hotel, airport, and office campuses.