Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise announced that The Myriad, a dedicated student housing property developer and operator, has selected ALE to provide converged wired-wireless LAN infrastructure for their modern living communities built for a primarily student population in Dubai and Muscat.
The Myriad Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Strategic Housing Group, is a fully integrated, urban-styled student living community located in the heart of Dubai International Academic City, where over 26,000 students study at 30 universities. Comprising seven blocks with a capacity of 2,250 residents, the project is spread over 68,000 square meters and located within walking distance of most universities in Dubai Academic City.
The Myriad Muscat offers accommodations exclusively for young women in the Sultanate of Oman. With a capacity of 2,700 residents, the project is spread over 100,000 square meters and located near universities in Al Seeb, Muscat.
What ALE is doing for The Myriad
The Myriad Dubai and The Myriad Muscat deployed a cloud-based converged wired-wireless LAN solution from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, each comprised of over 70 LAN switches and 1900 wireless access points. In addition, The Myriad Dubai also implemented an ALE Unified Communications solution.
ALE has provided The Myriad properties with solutions that are designed to meet the residents’ connectivity expectations at an affordable cost. The switches deployed at both locations, Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switches at the core and OmniSwitch 6560 Stackable LAN Switches at the edge, are top-of-the-line, secure and provide easy management. The Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista 2500 Network Management System provides IT admins with cohesive management and network-wide visibility as well as a full set of tools for converged campus networks.
Post implementation, the unified network offers reliable and secure access whenever and wherever needed, in student rooms or on the move with smart devices. Unique IoT containment technology allows secure, automatic connection of authorized devices, users and applications. The controller-less Wi-Fi architecture enables better performance, high availability and scalability across The Myriad’s premises, while reducing complexity and lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, the in-room access points provide four ethernet ports that reduce the amount of cabling required.