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ICS envisions a Digital Campus where Emerging, Strategic and Innovative Technologies are leveraged to advance our Teaching, Learning and Research capabilities in order to maximise UWC’s contribution and impact at Regional, National and International levels​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

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​144-Core 10GB Fibre installed in all 5 Zones on Campus

 

A critical and sensitive component of the Fibre Project is the implementation of 144-core 10GB Fibre across 5 zones covering the entire Bellville-South Campus. This project task was extremely sensitive in nature, as the new fibre had to be installed within existing underground routes where the current multi-mode fibre is housed. The existing multi-mode fibre has been dormant for nearly 25-30 years, and due to its fragile nature its prone to breakage. A break in an existing fibre would result in a building/faculty/s, etc being without network connectivity for several hours, or potentially days, depending on the severity and location of the problem. This could potentially impact the academic and administrative functions within a building, especially over the exam period.

Through great team effort and careful planning we completed all 5 zones today, without impacting academic or administrative functions. 

Our focus in 2018 will be to migrate departments and faculties to the new network. This will be managed through a phased approach.

 

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