The smart campus

Build a connected campus to transform work, learning and safety

Today’s smart campus network is built on a foundation of connectivity designed to increase productivity, efficiency, learning, and safety. Reliable high-speed fiber rings, inside plant fiber, PoE (power over Ethernet) and powered fiber create a solid infrastructure for Wi-Fi, cellular and IoT network coverage—inside and out. Converged wired and wireless management solutions simplify support, enhance network performance and make everything easier to use.

More than a vital IT asset, the campus network—and all it enables—reflects the vision and values of the organization. Whether you’re building a smart university campus, smart medical campus or smart corporate campus, CommScope helps you shape and transform the future.

Challenges and opportunities


Universal connectivity

Universal connectivity is the primary requirement for a smart campus, supporting all manner of users, devices and applications. It includes a campus-wide network featuring copper and fiber backbone; ubiquitous wireless coverage—Wi-Fi and cellular, indoors and out; high-speed switching and reliable powered fiber; plus, the vision and experience to bring it all together.

See the hyper-connected campus

Safety and security

Nothing is more important than safeguarding the welfare of employees, guests and students. Safety on the smart campus relies on an interconnected network: IoT-based sensors, intelligent lighting, smart locks, video surveillance, and campus-wide Wi-Fi, IoT and cellular coverage.

Read the smart campus security solution brief

Network manageability

The technology behind a robust smart campus infrastructure is incredibly complex. Managing it shouldn’t be. A converged access network simplifies campus WLAN and LAN management, while integrated IoT networking eliminates independent network silos. Scalable switching and structured cabling let you easily and smoothly expand without having to rip and replace. Automated infrastructure management efficiently manages moves, adds and changes while ensuring minimal downtime.

Read the Thapar Institute case study

Connected edge devices

Every campus is different, but all face a common challenge: how to power and connect a variety of remote devices to ensure network dependability and physical safety throughout the campus. CommScope’s smart campus solutions make it possible without intruding on the environment.

Learn from a big campus experience

Why CommScope?

Better user experiences
Better user experiences

From Wi-Fi to indoor cellular and everything in between, CommScope wireless networks connect your always-on users everywhere and anywhere. A better user experience means a more productive workplace.

Reliability and security
Reliability and security

With 40 years of networking experience—including structured cabling, wired and wireless access—CommScope builds IT and OT networks that are stable, secure, uninterrupted connections for your people and things.

Simplicity and efficiency
Simplicity and efficiency

CommScope simplifies network complexity by minimizing network silos, consolidating wired and wireless infrastructure, automating network monitoring, and providing a single source for managing your entire physical layer.

Improved business outcomes
Improved business outcomes

CommScope’s open network architecture and technology partner ecosystem enable us to deliver solutions that address industry-specific business challenges.

Additional resources

  • Ordering Guide: Campus Fiber Solutions - North America Region

    A guide for designing NAR campus fiber networks and ordering the components for a complete fiber backbone.
  • Brochure: G2 Family Portfolio

    The G2 Family of panels and cassettes seamlessly integrates to maximize the potential in your network using a minimal amount of part numbers.
  • Ordering Guide: Campus Fiber Solutions - EMEA

    A guide for designing EMEA campus fiber networks and ordering the components for a complete fiber backbone.
  • Case Study: Thapar Institute Of Engineering & Technology

    TIET’s 250-acre campus houses 33 active sites including 14 student hostels, staff residences, academic buildings, a library, a dining area and the director’s office. As the hub of activity for 8500 students and 900 staff members, the institute wanted to revamp the network infrastructure as the Wi-Fi experience was inconsistent. This was due to an increasingly burgeoning digital footprint, which lead to the existing Wi-Fi infrastructure not being able to keep up with the demands of an agile 24x7 student body. IT staff also spent significant time onboarding new devices on the network, as well as to upgrade or replace access points (APs) as they failed.