- Case Study
- School of Oriental and African Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies
- Industry | Education
- Location | London
SOAS University of London is Europe’s leading Higher Education institution specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
With over 6,300 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying on campus SOAS has the largest concentration of specialist staff engaged in the study of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
SOAS scholars grapple with the pressing issues confronting two-thirds of humankind today: democracy, development, economy, finance, public and corporate policy, human rights, migration, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, and social change.
SOAS were looking to upgrade their cross campus fibre network to enable faster and more resilient connections to several of its existing campus buildings, based around the central London area of Russell Square.
Following an initial site survey of the existing fibre network infrastructure, Sudlows Enterprise Service Design team proposed an enhanced fibre backbone upgrade that would deliver the increased capacity and improve resilience across the designated buildings.
Sudlows engineering teams installed over 5km of new Multimode – 24 Core Fibre with links to the proposed 19 cabinet locations to deliver 10Gb speed backbone delivering the network refresh across SOAS campus.
The links were installed as per the Passive Fibre Schematic (PFS) proposed at design stage by SOAS, which ensured that each of the 24 core cables routed diversely from the primary Core Cabinets to the secondary Cabinets, throughout the Campus.
All of the new fibre cables were then terminated onto 1800 new modern LC pigtails. One link was deployed with specialised Corrugated Steel Tape (CST) rodent resistant fibre that would ensure that the fibre link will withstand the duct environment of an urban campus.