This project aims to join as many of the BWAF academy schools together with wireless links. This is to minimise the use of external ISPs and maximize efficiency when dealing with network faults.
This first link, from the Haven High academy campus to Park Academy primary school, is a proof of concept link for testing before the rest of the project is given the green light.
This makes use of wireless technology. Which means the schools link has been upgraded in a matter of hours from a single 10Mbps link, to a link with a capacity of 655mbps. As a result this will allow for servers in the school to be removed and managed at our central DC via a lease line to haven high.
These works move towards the vision of a single unified network for the BWAF. Allowing for pooled resources and central spending keeping costs down whilst maximising network access and speed.