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Hewlett Packard : Liberty University Upgrades Williams Stadium Wireless Network to Deliver the Ultimate Mobile-First Fan Experience

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10/23/2018 | 02:01pm CEST

College Deploys Aruba Wireless, Security and Management Solutions for Inaugural D1 Football Season

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced that Liberty University, the largest university in Virginia, has completed a significant expansion of its Williams Stadium using Aruba wireless, security and network management solutions. The massive upgrade, which was completed in less than one year, is already delivering fast and reliable connectivity to bring fans and event attendees an exceptional mobile experience.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181023005022/en/

Liberty University is using Aruba infrastructure to deliver a mobile-first fan experience in its Wil ...

Liberty University is using Aruba infrastructure to deliver a mobile-first fan experience in its Williams Stadium for the University's inaugural D1 football season. (Photo: Business Wire)

In preparation for its new NCAA Division 1 (D-1) football classification, the Liberty IT team knew they needed to upgrade Williams Stadium to accommodate the minimum levels of seating and attendance required by the NCAA and to provide a rich and engaging fan experience. Additionally, IT needed to address event attendees’ complaints about a lack of Wi-Fi in the school’s large public venues – particularly the stadium and other athletic arenas.

After conducting a Proof of Concept with several vendors, Liberty chose Aruba for the new stadium infrastructure and MS Benbow and Associates for construction and engineering. Using a mixture of Aruba Access Points, as well as Aruba ClearPass for Network Access Control (NAC) and guest access services, and AirWave to deliver a single pane of glass to monitor and manage the network, Liberty can now support an expected 25,000 devices in the stadium. The new infrastructure and Aruba software will enable the use of key applications such as HD video streaming and Wi-Fi calling in a highly dense environment.

“The main goal of the University and our IT team is to keep our fans in their seats in a state-of-the-art stadium, run by a state-of-the-art network,” said Richard Lee, Assistant Director, Network and Media Operations at Liberty University. “With Aruba, we were able to satisfy these immediate requirements, upgrading the network in just under a year, while ensuring that the infrastructure can handle our future plans for expansion.”

At Liberty’s first home football game of the season, the IT team measured take rates of 38% among the 20,000+ attendees in Williams Stadium with more than 10,000 unique devices connecting to the network. Those connecting to the Wi-Fi experienced average speeds of 1.2 Gbps down and 770 Mbps up, with nearly a terabyte of data used.

“We’re pleased with the statistics we pulled from the home opener and expect to see additional uptake as we progress through the season and our fans realize the stadium can now deliver a great mobile experience,” said Thomas Norton, Wireless Network Architect for Liberty. “The Aruba wireless network performed flawlessly in its debut.”

A key factor in Liberty’s decision was Aruba’s multivendor capabilities. While the University was already an Aruba wireless campus, they also have other vendors’ switches in place, so Aruba’s ability to seamlessly interoperate with these products was key.

“The multivendor capabilities of ClearPass and AirWave are huge for us,” said Norton. “Avoiding vendor lock-in and using non-proprietary protocols so we can have the flexibility to make the best business decisions possible are important objectives for the University. The Aruba solutions allowed us to implement this best-of-breed strategy.”

Liberty was also impressed with the benefits of ArubaOS 8, including AirMatch for automated RF management, and Live Upgrade, which allows the entire network to be updated in real time without taking the network down.

Norton noted, “We’ve played with a lot of algorithms in the industry and so far, I haven’t seen one that works as well as AirMatch for RF management, dynamic channel utilization and channel planning.” He also noted that previously, making a change to the network could take an engineer four to eight hours between configuration changes, validation testing and actual deployment, so Live Upgrade saves the IT team a great deal of time, allowing them to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Because Williams Stadium is used for a variety of events, such as Liberty’s commencement ceremony, the opening ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games that Liberty hosts, and special events like drone racing, it was critical that the new network be ready to support all of them. With ClearPass, Liberty can set up and manage secure access for all of these events and stakeholders, including the various vendors that take part in them.

In the future, Liberty plans to expand the network infrastructure to provide the same experiences in all eleven of its large public venues around campus including the baseball and softball fields, indoor track facility and natatorium. Norton says they will also evaluate Aruba’s location services portfolio as they look to enhance their current campus app with the athletic venues’ information, adding new features that will enhance the fan experience further.

“One of the big benefits of Aruba’s wireless solution is having location-ready access points with built-in beacons – and without the need for additional PoE cabling to manage the beacons – so we have the flexibility to enhance our application with this functionality when we’re ready,” he said. “With our Aruba infrastructure in place, we can look at new and innovative ways to draw more fans into our venues and to continue to improve their experiences.”

About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.

To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.


© Business Wire 2018
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Sales 2018 30 718 M
EBIT 2018 2 737 M
Net income 2018 2 817 M
Debt 2018 6 348 M
Yield 2018 2,37%
P/E ratio 2018 8,70
P/E ratio 2019 14,89
EV / Sales 2018 0,97x
EV / Sales 2019 0,99x
Capitalization 23 311 M
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