Friday, April 27, 2007

UTP Campus goes wireless

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) campus will goes wireless with the signing of partnership with Telekom Malaysia in providing broadband access for the campus. A total of 37 access nodes will be installed to provide the coverage which will cost RM400,000 per year.

Students can now access to the Internet at anytime and anywhere on campus by logging in using their student IDs and using any Wi-Fi compatible mobile device or computer.

Sooner or later, I believe all universities will have their own campus going wireless. May be in the future, students can access to the lectures from anywhere as long as in the campus through live video conferencing systems.

While we are going for more wireless campus in Malaysia, elsewhere in Canada, US and UK, some universities actually banned the application of wireless in the campus due to the worries about the health impact of the 2.4Ghz radio waves used by wireless networks.
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