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SBC said it will deploy a mesh network for the University of Arkansas: Nortel will be the vendor. I would guess that Nortel is reselling someone else’s mesh equipment for the project because I don’t think Nortel has its own mesh solution.
This deployment is likely part of a push that SBC announced in 2003 to offer managed Wi-Fi services to schools and hospitals. I haven’t heard a lot about deals that SBC has won in the space since that announcement.
Universities have also been heavily targeted by the WLAN switch vendors. One of the major differences to a school between choosing an operator like SBC to deploy the network and going with a WLAN switch provider is that SBC will maintain the network on an ongoing basis. Usually the switch maker deploys the network or has an integrator build it and then the university maintains it on an ongoing basis.
Posted by nancyg at March 29, 2005 2:51 PM
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