Huali College, Guangdong University of Technology

Smooth Network Environment Improves Learning Quality

Project B ackground

As one of China's top 10 independent colleges, Huali College of the Guangdong University of Technology is an undergraduate institution that is based on engineering and coordinated by many disciplines such as art, economics, engineering, literature, and management. The college is in Guangzhou Huali Science and Technology Park, Zengcheng, Guangzhou. Surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery, it is the school of more than 16000 undergraduate students. The campus size of the college is nearly 1000mu, and the experimental facilities, teaching buildings, libraries, sports fields, student apartments, and other hardware buildings are all top quality.

Customer Demand

For college students, using the Internet is highly important, as they can check information, catch up on the news, watch shows, play games, buy clothes, and do many other activities. According to statistics, at least two thirds of college life today is spent in the dormitory.

Campus-wide Internet is a major feature of university dorms. Usually, campus broadband networks are slow and dorm Wi-Fi outages usually occur. This is because the network employed by the school is traditional, resulting in slower speeds. The aging network cable interface results in complicated and cumbersome structures being used to organize the cables. As such, the fault points of the network are found in the messy cables, and the equipment is often overcrowded and overheated. As a result, the system is inefficient, and consumes excessive amounts of power.

Thus, solving the Internet problem and providing a smooth and fast network for students to use in the dorms has become one of the greatest criteria that students consider when thinking about university life.

Plan Description

To ensure that both students and teachers alike can use a faster and more convenient network, the school adopted BDCOM's POL optical network solution to provide Internet access for the school's four 3-story student dorms, activity rooms, and teacher apartments. Buildings are now employed with all-optical networks. The solution perfectly solved the problem of insufficient coverage, expansion difficulties, and inefficient consumption of power and labour. Overall, it greatly improved the online experience of the high population density area.