Oct 17 – 21, 2016
LBNL
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Pre-Studies for Wi-Fi service enhancement at CERN

Oct 18, 2016, 2:50 PM
25m
Building 50 Auditorium (LBNL)

Building 50 Auditorium

LBNL

Berkeley, CA 94720
Security & Networking Security & Networking

Speaker

Adam Wojciech Sosnowski (AGH University of Science and Technology (PL))

Description

Over the last few years, the number of mobile devices connected to the CERN internal network has increased from a handful in 2006 to more than 10,000 in 2015. Wireless access is no longer a “nice to have” or just for conference and meeting rooms, now support for mobility is expected by most, if not all, of the CERN community. In this context, a full renewal of the CERN Wi-Fi network has been launched in order to provide a state-of-the-art Campus-wide Wi-Fi Infrastructure. Which technologies can provide an end-user experience comparable, for most applications, to a wired connection? Which solution can cover more than 200 office buildings, which represent a total surface of more than 400.000 m2, while keeping a single, simple, flexible and open management platform? The presentation will focus on the pre-studies which were done at CERN to review the full Wi-Fi infrastructure across the Campus. Moreover modern demands for Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as designing process of new CERN Wi-Fi network (RF planning, simulation, site survey) will be presented.

Primary author

Adam Wojciech Sosnowski (AGH University of Science and Technology (PL))

Co-author

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