The Politecnica Salesiana University is an institution of higher humanistic and polytechnic education, of Christian inspiration with a Catholic character and a Salesian nature, aimed preferentially at young people. The university stands out for its human and academic excellence, with investigative and innovative capacity, which contributes to local and national sustainable development.
In 1994, UPS opened its headquarters in the city of Quito, with the School of Human and Social Sciences, which comprised three undergraduate programs: Psychopedagogy, Applied Anthropology and Pastoral Theology. The following year, the opening of said headquarters was made official with new schools such as Educational Sciences, Religious Sciences, Development Sciences and Technical Sciences.
With 25 years of existence, today the university has 23 careers nationwide, and is gaining more and more positions in the ranking of the 100 best universities in Latin America, which shows the growth potential of the educational institution.
Thanks to the support of Furukawa and Macronet, the Politecnica Salesiana University has implemented the highest fiber optic technology in its Quito headquarters, which manages to provide IP connectivity and convergence in structured cabling environments, also combining a modern, totally passive optical network with equipment with a high level of reliability, which prioritizes ease of installation, modularity and reduction of infrastructure, resulting in a successful project.
For the Politecnica Salesiana University, the technological infrastructure plays a vital role in the entire digital transformation process, since it must respond to the most stringent demands of this new connected world. Given the growth in students and staff in recent years, the need to change the network facilities of the Sur and Girón campuses became evident, since they were old spaces and no longer met the required quality standards.
The engineers had several challenges in terms of design and construction, as they had to locate the exact points to make the holes in the walls without generating major effects within the spaces, find and locate the access points appropriately and have enough space to transport the fiber optics between the buildings, without the material being affected, resulting in two campuses connected wirelessly in its entirety.
The university’s technology team wanted to provide a campus that met all student needs and was truly functional. For this reason, it was thought to implement cutting-edge technology, not only in the optical network infrastructure with the Furukawa solution, but the latest in connectivity equipment such as open racks and vertical organizers that were capable of supporting this new implementation.