Pan-Atlantic University Selects Layer3 To Build Next-Generation Campus Network.

Pan-Atlantic University, one of Nigeria’s foremost and most respected higher educational institutions, has selected Layer3 to build a next generation campus network that will deliver a world-class learning experience for students and faculty staff. The deployment will be based on Juniper Networks core routers, switching, security and wireless platform which are designed to deliver industry-leading scale and performance, high reliability and operational efficiency for the most demanding network environments.

Pan-Atlantic University has a well-earned reputation, locally and internationally, as an institution that provides world class education. Curriculum in the University is developed in close collaboration with industry leaders as well as professional bodies. The University contributes to national development through the provision of academic programmes that are relevant to the needs of the country. With its impressive and diverse curriculum, the University is eyeing the future with the establishment of a robust network that readily embraces high resolution video for learning in real-time, and the support of bandwidth-intensive applications across multiple campus facilities, labs and auditoriums.

“We are making this significant investment in a next-generation campus network that will change the way we collaborate, teach, learn and deliver education at our University. From an IT view point, what this means is that we will be spending less time managing the network and more time focusing on delivering innovative solutions to our staff and students, so that they are empowered to work their way,” said Nnamdi Nwokoye, the Director ICT of Pan-Atlantic University

After a competitive and rigorous tender process, the University selected Layer3 and Juniper Networks, based on their experience and excellence in delivering similar projects. The architecture allows for an easy upgrade from 10GbE to 40GbE or 100GbE connections at a later date. The network is designed to meet massive bandwidth demands, while maximizing return on investment  with capabilities for easy transitioning to software defined networking in the near future.

“Our relationship with Pan-Atlantic University and the implementation of this next-generation network will see the University become a global showcase and a center of excellence for the digital transformation of higher education in Nigeria. Pan-Atlantic University has taken a long-term approach to building a network infrastructure, and deploying a solution that offers speed, simplicity, flexibility and resilience while also laying the foundation for emerging technologies such as Software-Defined Networking, allowing it to meet and exceed user demands now and in future” said Vivian Atureta, Layer3’s Business Development Manager.

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