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Case Study: Universidad de Salamanca

Students collaborating via wireless connections

Liberating classes with secure access anywhere

Universidad de Salamanca, an 800-year-old university in Spain, uses Cisco solutions to give students the opportunity to achieve educational success through open communication and collaboration—everywhere, on any device.

Summary

University students studying in the library

Challenges

  • An aging network that could not provide enough coverage in some areas
  • Additional mobile users strained an already overburdened system
  • Secure access for students and instructors across 80 buildings in four cities
Cisco solutions for higher education

Solutions

Two students working late at night

Results

  • Reliable, prioritized, secure access to applications that demand high-speed connectivity
  • High availability, improved uptime, and faster issue resolution
  • IT agility to quickly deploy new services or scale applications and bandwidth easily

What they’re saying

Two students work together one with a tablet and one with a notebook

"We looked at competitive products; we chose Cisco because we needed a solution that met the density and speed needs of today, while easily meeting the growth challenges of tomorrow."

Ramón Bellido de Vega, IT Communications Manager, Universidad de Salamanca

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Who is Universidad de Salamanca?

Industry: Education
Location: Salamanca, Spain
Company size: 28,000 students / 2,400 faculty