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Europe's largest WLAN hotspot in Twente

In cooperation with IBM/Cisco Systems and Intel, the University of Twente has built a Wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure of unparalleled dimensions in Europe. It consists of 650 wireless access points, is used by more than 8,500 staff and students and covers all of the 140 hectares of the university campus and part of the nearby Business & Science Park. It uses both 802.11a and 802.11b wireless standards and 802.1x-based security. A broad range of infrastructures, applications, expertise and users have been combined to form a testbed-environment in Twente for wireless applications and mobile services such as, for example, MobiHealth (ICT in health care) and TeleTOP (tele-learning).

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Interview with Peter Apers by the American radio station WebTalkGuys about Wireless Campus.

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New Scientist:
Europe's largest Wi-Fi hotspot goes live (16 June 2003)

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ZD Net UK:
Netherlands university rolls out enormous hot spot (16 June 2003)

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University of Twente - Wireless Campus website: in English or Dutch.