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Liverpool & London Music Academy

Liverpool & London Music Academy improves access to digital teaching and learning with Cisco Meraki cloud-based networking solution

Following a surge in student applications alongside an expansion across two new state-of-the-art campuses in Liverpool and also in London, LMA – co-owned by global superstar Robbie Williams – has invested in a high-performance wireless solution to deliver reliable and secure connectivity to all staff and students.

The new WiFi solution has delivered:

  • Fast, reliable access to all of the school’s applications in the cloud for over 1,000 students at any one time
  • Superior security to protect the academy from elevated risks due to both campus locations being in high-density city spots

  • Complete network monitoring and management from anywhere via the cloud-based Meraki app, supporting security, configuration and customisation on-the-go

After a disappointing service from another WiFi vendor, I reached out to Redway Networks as I was impressed with the company’s credentials and the fact, they had experience in the education sector. When I spoke to Redway it was obvious that they could help us, and I arranged a consultation call to go through our network requirements.

Oliver Morris, Technical Manager at Liverpool & London Music Academy

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The Challenge

The Academy had upgraded 80% of the hardware found on both campuses, and integrated with Google’s virtual learning environment.

All of the academy’s online applications and resources are accessed via the cloud, so as soon as the upgraded technology began being used it was evident their existing wireless network couldn’t provide the reliable, secure connection that students and staff needed.

Security was also a concern, since both London and Liverpool campuses were in city centres with high levels of traffic from tourists, shoppers and offices.
 

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