Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Network, Voice Services and Security Improvements – TRU is now 10 GBPS

  Posted on: August 6, 2015

As demand for network bandwidth grows, the Network and Technical Services team in IT Services have been making significant improvements to network infrastructure this summer.

TRU’s Kamloops network has upgraded its connection to KAMTX, BCNET ORAN and CANARIE Research networks from 1 GBPS to 10 GBPS to support BCNET-hosted services like EDUCLOUD and to meet the growing bandwidth demand of students, faculty and TRU researchers.

TRU’s Regional campus network improvements include a 100 MB CE Upgrade for the Williams Lake Campus and 20 MB for TRU Clearwater.

The team is also completing the migration of voice infrastructure to VoIP for over 2,300 handsets on campus.

Finally, TRU has upgraded its firewall infrastructure to next generation firewalls that are easier to configure, higher performance and enhance TRU’s overall network security.

Brian Mackay
AVP, Digital Strategies & CIO
Thompson Rivers University



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