Campus Technologies Inc Announces Availability of its White Paper on Student Housing Internet Delivery Design Best Practice: WiFi Density

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Student Housing residents are bringing more and more WiFi enabled devices in to their on and off campus apartments. Student Housing owners and operators need to provide a WiFi service that answers the demand for always available, always fast WiFi connections, and understanding how to provide enough access points to satisfy that demand is a key part of meeting it.

Campus Technologies Inc, a leading managed network provider and system architect of high capacity wired and wireless Internet Access networks in residential student accommodation, today announces the availability of its latest white paper on best practices for Internet delivery in student housing, addressing the need to understanding the key components of WiFi deployment success that can definitely help owners and operators make informed choices when selecting a partner to install, upgrade or operate a student housing WiFi system.

As Campus Technologies Inc referenced in their last white paper (Student Housing Internet Delivery Design Best Practice: WiFi SNR) understanding the mechanics of successfully deploying WiFi is not something Student Housing owners and operators get directly involved with in most cases.

The objective of these WiFi best practice white papers is to provide Student Housing owners and operators (and any other interested parties) with enough information to make informed decisions that affect the all-important WiFi amenity at their properties.

This white paper talks about the three key factors to Student Housing WiFi success are coverage (how much usable wireless signal is available, and where); density(how many resident devices are served by a single wireless Access Point,or 'AP'); and manageability(making sure that the whole property WiFi system acts as a single, coordinated system and not just a sea of unmanaged islands of WiFi)In this paper we are going to tackle the second aspect, density, the first having been addressed in Student Housing Internet Delivery Design Best Practice: WiFi SNR and the last part, manageability, to be covered in a forthcoming white paper.

In a few words, CTI suggests that there is a need to provide enough APs at a student housing property to allow many devices per resident without causing an appreciable slowdown in their online experience. Right now that's approximately one AP for every three beds, in the next few years that may well increase to one AP per bed or more. These should always be Enterprise-grade APs.

Having the physical wired infrastructure in place to allow an increase in AP density is crucial to being able to increase density cost-effectively.

Density needs to measured and managed by your network partner to be able to proactively plan AP density upgrades. Having a WiFi management system in place is a critical element of this process.Its beneficial to everyone if internet connected devices that connect to a 110v receptacle also connect to a wired connection rather than use WiFi.

If you have any questions about providing a great WiFi experience for Student Housing residents or the contents of this whitepaper, please contact CTI directly.

Full white paper is available here:

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