Blackburn College

Blackburn College selects Redway Networks for a WiFi Survey that paves the route to a new high-performance wireless network

As one of the largest colleges in the UK – with over 750 staff and 10,000 students – Blackburn College’s wireless network has to support an increasingly huge number of users, devices and applications. With the college’s existing Meru network holding learning back, an expert WiFi survey was vital for paving the way to a new, future-proofed wireless network. Find out how we helped below.

The WiFi Survey delivered:

  • Insight into how and why the college’s aging Meru network wouldn’t be able to support its high-density needs for long
  • A ‘right first time’ project plan that can be used to deliver a new, high-performance wireless solution now or in the future

  • A list of ‘quick fix’ recommendations that have boosted wireless performance in the short term, such as moving APs

The service we received from Redway Networks during the on-site survey was exceptional and its engineers were very professional. We now have an excellent WiFi survey report that we can use in the future.

Imtiyaz Patel, IT Services Manager, Blackburn College

The Challenge

Blackburn College’s existing Meru solution is coming to the end of its life, with support ending within a year. The college needed to know how the network would begin to progressively hold back education in classrooms, so a WiFi survey needed to be done to ascertain future performance based on campus buildings, emerging EdTech, the future of wireless technology and the school’s objectives. Read how we helped in our case study.


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