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BridgeWave installs Gigabit Ethernet wireless links at George Brown

BridgeWave Communications has announced that George Brown College in Toronto has deployed six of its GE60 wireless ...


May 22, 2008  


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BridgeWave Communications has announced that George Brown College in Toronto has deployed six of its GE60 wireless links to upgrade its campus-wide network.

The new, upgraded GigE installation provides improved performance and user experience while managing the school’s bandwidth growth and saving tens of thousands of dollars in operating costs.

George Brown College, with a total enrollment of more than 20,000 full-time equivalent students across three main campuses in the greater Toronto area, is a proven technology pioneer.

Yet maintaining adequate bandwidth presented a challenge due to increased adoption of in-class video, distance learning and information sharing applications.

In order to upgrade its network, the school investigated leading-edge wireless technology when it became apparent that relying on fiber-optic leased lines for building-to-building connectivity on its disparate campuses would cost nearly $20,000 for monthly leasing fees.

The college sought the assistance of Trispec Communications, a national engineering and distribution firm with headquarters in Montreal and broadband cable, telecommunications and wireless expertise.

As an alternative to spending nearly $20,000 per month on leased fiber, Trispec installed six license-free GE60 links across the three main campuses.