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

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  • Case Study: Novato Unified School District

    Reopening up Novato Schools with RUCKUS Wi-Fi and Cloud Management Opens More Possibilities
  • Case Study: Blackpool and the Fylde College

    Blackpool and the Fylde College uses RUCKUS® Cloudpath Enrollment System to simplify wireless connectivity in support of the college’s mission to become a college of digital learning.
  • Case Study: Victor Central School District - Digital Learning Goes Districtwide

    Victor Central School District (VCSD) is a suburban school district located approximately 12 miles outside of Rochester, New York. The district serves 4,500 students from pre-K through 12th grade and has 600 of staff. Dealing with an aging network, VCSD needed to future proof its infrastructure.
  • Case Study: Fairfax County Public Schools - Embracing BYOD via Cloudpath Enrollment System

    Shelton saw an opportunity to extend the educational use of technology beyond district-owned assets and onto student-owned devices. The potential benefits to this new model, which became known as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), were numerous. Technology would no longer be something hidden off in a lab; it would be in every student’s pocket. The educational use of technology would no longer be time-boxed by class periods, and the availability of such technology would no longer be limited to the district’s IT assets. In essence, the educational experience would be available anytime, anywhere on any device.
  • Case Study: Forest Hills Public School District - Provides a Secure and Reliable Network, Cloudpath delivers BYOD security

    Building the wireless classroom requires reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi to boost student achievement. The deployment consists of close to 1,000 indoor APs throughout the district. The RUCKUS R500 family of APs (2x2:2 802.11ac) were deployed in the secondary schools, the H500 family of APs (wall-mounted 802.11ac) were placed in smaller areas such as offices and the R700 family of APs (4x4:4 802.11ac) were placed across the elementary schools.
  • Case Study: Central China Normal University - Simplified Chinese

    Through CommScope solution, CCNU Nanhu Campus achieved a stable and high-speed network. CCNU chooses SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL twisted pair copper cable SYSTIMAX TeraSPEED singlemode zero water peak fiber and SYSTIMAX imVision smart infrastructure management system.