WSU’S R15 MILLION WI-FI CONNECTION
Walter Sisulu University’s campuses boast a R15 million Wi-Fi installation by the Information Communication Technology department across the university’s 13 campus sites.
The project will see the incremental installation of WI-FI hot spots in the university libraries, common rooms and residences.
WSU’s Solution architect and technician, James Nengomashe says an initiative was improvised to roll out this Wi-Fi solution in phases and proceed along those lines as funds become available. Currently Wi-Fi is available at the following sites:
· Buffalo City Campus:
o College Street library and foyer and 2 Lecture halls, Potsdam Library, and new office block.
o Chiselhurst library
· Butterworth library
· NMD Sasol library, Medical student library, and 24 hour reading room
· Zamukulungisa library and 24 hour study room
“The student residences will internally have the necessary hot spots and inter-building network backbone connectivity to the WSU network,” said Nengomashe.
Nengomashe also added that the Wi-Fi implementation has taken a while due to the University’s financial situation.
A student, Ndwendwe Sigcobile commented on the University’s Facebook page saying “Yes, the Wi-Fi installation has helped a lot and has improved learning conditions because the study centres are often over crowded.”