Aruba Facilitates Extended Wireless Mobility for Government of the City of Copenhagen
The Government of the City of Copenhagen in Denmark - Københavns Kommune, one of the many city and regional governments across Scandinavia, was in need of a solution that could facilitate wireless and remote connectivity to employees for enhanced mobility.
In this regard, Københavns Kommune implemented a wireless network based on Aruba’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture, quoted a press release.
Koncern Service – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Københavns Kommune offering a range of services to the city government of Copenhagen – was in need of a homogeneous network infrastructure in place. Having key objectives to implement a wireless infrastructure that was independent of the underlying network, Koncern Service zeroed on Aruba’s Remote Access Networking portfolio.
As a modern public corporation offering quality services to the population of Scandinavia’s largest city, Koncern Service had built a wireless network that exceeded one thousand 802.11n access points to extend its service to most of its sites across the city including the City Hall (Rådhus), libraries, offices and care centers, and also to several hundred remote offices and users.
With the help of Aruba’s Remote Access Networking portfolio and Aruba’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture, Koncern Services is not only able to deploy a wireless infrastructure that is independent of the underlying network, but is also able to deliver the same level of service, reliability and simplicity of operation wherever required.
“Københavns Kommune is one of the many city and regional governments across Scandinavia that has recognized that a solution designed for mobility can offer much more than a traditional port-centric approach to access networking,” said Andreas Ferm, regional director of the Nordics and Baltics region for Aruba, in a statement. “Whether it’s connecting users on site with 802.11n or remotely with Virtual Branch Networking, Aruba’s solutions are designed to allow a relatively small IT team to deliver services to people wherever they may work or roam.”
According to officials with Aruba, 90 percent of the access points currently deployed support 802.11n. The next phase of the project will involve implementing 300 more APs and the complete migration of all access points to 802.11n.
In addition, Copenhagen has also begun a pilot deployment of Aruba’s Remote Access Points (RAPs) and the Aruba Virtual Intranet Access (VIA (News - Alert)) Agent to its remote workers. And, these solutions are tailored to enable employees to access their corporate networks from remote locations with the same access privileges and security levels they would have in the office.
“When we first started looking at wireless solutions in 2007, there were many potential suitors,” said Abass Henjer Ashoor of Koncern Service at Københavns Kommune. “During the evaluation process we quickly realized that choosing Aruba would lead to overall lower operational and on-going costs — one network for wireless LAN and remote networking, all centrally controlled from the AirWave (News
) management platform makes it easy for us to deliver the quality and reliability our users expec
Edited by Jennifer Russell