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California State University (CSU)

California State University (CSU)
Industry: Education
Country: United States
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California State University (CSU) chose Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to renew all their network infrastructure with an eight-year contract valued at $22M.


  • CSU wanted to increase performance of backbone and server connections
  • CSU wanted to install state of the art technology to replace products that are at the end of support and associated cost savings



  • All backbone, server, border router connections upgraded to 10Gbps which will result in faster downloads, less latency, less time to do backups, less congestion
  • Ability to introduce more services like video, unified communications, CCTV (security IP cameras), high definition TV in the network and BYODs devices
  • All edge switch ports upgraded to POE/POE+ thus eliminating the need for extra power supplies and cabling to WLAN access points and VOIP handsets