• University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Implements a Wi-Fi 7 Solution Fit for an AI-First Institution

    University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Implements a Wi-Fi 7 Solution Fit for an AI-First Institution

University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has a rich history, beginning in 1940 as a vocational trade college and achieving full university status in 1984. As a private, non-profit higher education institution, the UTCC prioritizes academic excellence in business, trade, and services, and has pioneered digital and hybrid learning models in the country. As such, it's playing a vital role in Thailand's economic success. Its research activities directly support the nation's business environment, acting as a driving force by addressing the most pressing challenges of the day. And, the UTCC's prestigious Thailand Top Executive Program in Commerce and Trade (TEPCoT) attracts business leaders from across the country, underscoring the university's importance on a national — indeed — global scale.

The UTCC Builds Up Its Digital Campus, Preparing for the AI Era

As a pioneer in digital learning, the UTCC is committed to providing a state-of-the-art campus experience through well-established channels such as its Learning Management System (LMS), online and hybrid courses, and the UTCC Plus super app for students and faculty, alike. Going further, as part of its strategic vision to become a fully Artificial Intelligence (AI)-integrated university, the UTCC's leadership has proactively redesigned existing systems to support AI-first initiatives.

To fully unlock the benefits of AI-powered education, the UTCC envisions a future underpinned by an intelligent and safe campus, AI-integrated classrooms, a next-generation super app offering AI-driven services, and personalized AI advisors. According to this vision, students and faculty will have enhanced opportunities to use AI-powered learning platforms, access vast data resources, and conduct computationally intensive research. By modernizing its network, UTCC aims to empower its community to fully participate in the AI revolution that's reshaping education and all industries. So, the university is taking bold steps to upgrade network infrastructure, ensuring seamless data flows, reliable connectivity, and the bandwidth needed to support cutting-edge AI tools and applications.

The Very First Wi-Fi 7 Solution for Education in APAC

The UTCC has now adopted Huawei’s AirEngine Wi-Fi 7 solution. AirEngine Wi-Fi 7 offers ultra-fast speeds, reaching up to 18.67 Gbit/s. This effectively empowers educators to create ultra-dynamic, interactive lessons, catering to diverse learning styles. Support for real-time collaboration platforms allows seamless teacher-student connections, fostering personalized learning and quick, productive feedback, both in and out of the classroom.

Underpinning all of this on the network management side, Huawei iMaster NCE-Campus elevates the user experience for management staff and, in turn, all users. iMaster NCE-Campus makes the deployment of new network devices highly efficient and straightforward. Administrators can call on automated provisioning and configuration templates to ensure network-wide consistency, reducing the risk of configuration errors and speeding up deployment times.

Huawei's campus network analyzer, iMaster NCE-CampusInsight, provides real-time visibility into network use and performance, allowing administrators to dynamically allocate resources based on demand. This is particularly important for educational institutions, where efficient bandwidth allocation for multimedia content delivery is paramount. By optimizing bandwidth allocation and prioritizing critical applications, iMaster NCE-CampusInsight ensures a seamless user experience for students, educators, and staff, even during periods of high traffic.

A State-of-the-Art Solution Delivers Real Results

With its new network solution now in place, UTCC's staff and students enjoy a range of benefits.

A fully redundant design and an AI-powered network monitoring service ensure an extremely robust network that delivers a fantastic user experience, further supported by application-based monitoring, a Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) and AI-backed, uninterrupted roaming.

The next generation connectivity of AirEngine Wi-Fi 7 Access Points (APs) unleashes high-speed wireless connections that fully support the Internet of Things (IoT). Wireless coverage is designed to deliver a seamless experience.

And a unified management platform monitors and operates both wired and wireless networks in real time, with AI-powered network analysis locating faults in mere seconds: this is intelligent O&M at work in the real world, delivering very real results for the benefit of all.

We are delighted that UTCC is the first university and educational institution in APAC or Asia-Pacific in terms of education that brings in Wi-Fi 7 to align with the vision of the university, which is AI UTCC to make The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce a digital university and an AI university.

Associate Professor Thanavath Phonvichai Ph.D.

President of University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC)