UiTM to invest RM20mil in high-speed IT network


  • Business
  • Thursday, 17 Jul 2003

BY HASNI MOHD NASIR               IN SHAH ALAM

UNIVERSITI Teknologi Mara (UiTM) is investing RM20mil to build one of the largest campus networks in Asia with 10-Gigabit Ethernet solutions from Cisco Systems. 

The network, with a total capacity of 5.5 terabits per second, will enable UiTM to deliver high-speed Internet and intranet access to its 86,000 students and 8,000 employees in its main campus in Shah Alam and all 14 branch campuses nationwide. 

“The installation work is ongoing and we expect to complete the whole system in nine months,” UiTM vice chancellor Datuk Seri Dr Ibrahim Abu Shah said at the launch of deployment of the system by Cisco and its local partner, Solsis (M) Sdn Bhd, in Shah Alam yesterday. 

All UiTM's branch campuses located throughout the country will use the main campus' backbone for intranet and Internet access. 

The network supports the convergence of storage, data and multimedia at consistent speeds. 

“It is important that we keep pace with advancements around the world. To become a world-class university, we need to provide world-class facilities with a highly dependable communications infrastructure,” said Ibrahim. 

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