Fact, according to a recent study by ECAR, 58% of higher education students own three or more connected devices. What this means is that not only is the the new campus environment crowded but it's also more vulnerable and technically challenging than ever before.
There are 5 areas that need to be addressed for student's to succeed in the modern higher education environment:
Both students and faculty need high-performing, reliable access for learning, and personal use no matter how dense the area. In order to do this campus wireless networks need to deploy an infrastructure based around 802.11ac.
802.11ac is the latest and most capable Wi-Fi standard available. In order to deliver the performance your users expect inside areas such as:
802.11ac is must-have and best option to properly support the growing use of mobile devices throughout your campus.
According to a new study by 7Signal, 38% of students said that the quality of Campus Wi-Fi was a deciding factor when choosing a school to attend. Its clear that today's students expect a certain kind of wireless experience, so much so that without it your school will certainly fall behind.
Technology and secure mobility need to be a major priority for all colleges and universities. It's more than just a nice to have it's an investment that will help your campus to optimize your learning and organizational initiatives while creating the best possible environment for your students and staff.
With 9 out of 10 students saying reliable, high-quality campus Wi-Fi is important to their overall success, you can't afford to not support their demands.