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Iona College

Iona College
Industry: Education
Country: United States
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Founded in 1940, Iona College is located in New Rochelle, New York. The college also operates a Graduate Center in Pearl River, New York. Iona College successfully implemented pervasive wireless on campus to attract new students and improve campus life for the community, while generating savings.


Iona wanted a solution that would enable it to keep pace with advances in mobile technology. The college’s wireless technology had to be updated to meet growing student bandwidth consumption and the solution needed to deliver high quality levels throughout the large campus.




  • The remote access point deployment allows seamless management and consistent access policy for off-campus wireless access points
  • Virtual chassis deployment provides easily expandable capacity with simplified management
  • The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6855 Ethernet Hardened LAN Switch provides layer 3 services in outdoor environments, critical for high-performing outdoor WLAN
  • Virtual chassis deployment is pay-as-you-grow with fast ROI compared to chassis-based solutions
  • The technology investment attracts students and increases enrollment
  • Students have access to secure, campus-wide wireless, enabling them to connect their devices, carry out schoolwork effectively and fully enjoy campus life

"We trusted Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to help us increase the quality of our services by implementing the secure and dependable wireless solution we needed, at the right price. It delivers a real benefit to the institution and to our students as well."

— Dimitris Halaris, Associate Vice Provost for IT