Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, the foremost University situated in the northern region of Nigeria, has selected MEED Networks, one of Cisco’s certified partners, to build the most sophisticated campus networks in Nigeria with Gigabit Ethernet solutions from Cisco Systems®. Prior to this, ABU has been running primarily on a wireless infrastructure which did not scale well to match the growing demands of the university. This coupled with the unique geographical terrain of Zaria has prompted the decision on the part of the university management.
The Turnkey optic fibre based campus network, linking the three major campuses Shika, Samaru and Kongo on an intercampus 10GB scalable backbone with 65+ locations having a minimum of 2GB uplink connectivity comprising of the faculties, halls of residence, digital laboratories and libraries.
The new infrastructure will enable ABU to deliver high-speed Internet and intranet access to its 40,000+ students and staff respectively in its campuses in Zaria, and will enable the university to facilitate e-learning, online applications and multimedia communication services for staff and students.
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