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Mobile communications, increasingly present in our day to day, make it essential for students of Telecommunications Engineering to have adapted knowledge to the training needs of companies. Specifically, the telecommunications industry demands professionals who understand the challenges of implementing WI-FI networks, with high technical knowledge.
In line with market trends, the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering and Systems (ETSIST), located on the South Campus of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), is committed to a full commitment to quality, which extends to all its fields of action: teaching, research, dissemination of knowledge and provision of services, from an innovation approach and based on a policy of continuous improvement.
 
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Why did they choose Ekahau for their laboratories?

This premise can be summarized in three fundamental objectives for ETSIST:

Achieve quality training in all its postgraduate and graduate courses.

Support scientific-technical-humanistic research in the field of information and communication technologies through applied research projects and in line with the demands of the IT sector.

Promote continuous improvement of the center through a IQA (Internal Quality Assurance System).

With the aim of being able to bring their students closer to the reality of the labor market, this time, Mr. Antonio Pérez Yuste and Mr. Juan Moreno García Loygorri, responsible for the subject “Mobile Communications”, opted for the use of the Ekahau Pro tool to carry out one of its practical laboratories.
In fact, knowing how to use Ekahau tools is a valuable asset for the curriculum of Telecommunications Engineers. In the words of Mr. Juan Moreno: “Ekahau is a widely used tool in the industry, so it was the first option to make this laboratory.”

Methodology

At Ayscom we make sure that Ekahau Pro licenses can be accessible to ETSIST students. We were present both to record the case and to answer any questions or concerns about the system.
 
Mr. Juan Moreno García-Loygorri, along with his 24 fourth-year students of the subject “Mobile Communications”, used the Ekahau Pro tool, both for network planning in laboratories and for coverage studies.
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In the first part of the laboratory, all the students were able to proceed with the planning of the Wi-Fi network in the ETSIST laboratory. Specifically, three scenarios were considered for IEEE 802.11 planning:
  1. Voice + data baseline
  2. High density

  3. Real-time location service (RTLS)

Immediately, the students were asked to design an appropriate network that met all the requirements for each scenario and to submit a report, in addition to the Ekahau files, to be evaluated.

Next, and in groups, Mr. Juan Moreno did an initial demonstration of the coverage study of the school facilities. The fieldwork was carried out on two floors – dividing the 24 students into two groups and, in turn, two batches – where they could put into practice everything they had previously learned.

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Main Conclusions

Once the reports were evaluated, all the students demonstrated that they had learned to use Ekahau Pro, which translated into optimal results for both students and teachers.

Seeing the success of this research, ETSIST laboratories plan to give more importance to high-density Wi-Fi networks in the next editions.
 
From Ayscom, committed to the training of future Telecommunications Engineers, we want to thank Mr. Juan Moreno García-Loygorri, Mr. Antonio Pérez Yuste and the students of the 4th year of the subject “Mobile Communications” of the degree in Systems Engineering Telecommunication, the trust placed in us for collaboration in this workshop, and we look forward to participating in future events. Also, both UPM and Ayscom want to highlight Ekahau’s willingness and interest in providing UPM with the necessary licenses for the laboratory.

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