AiTLE Project : Free WiFi to Classroom Trial Project (II)

Dates: 10/22/2013

2014-01-22 - Meraki

AiTLE has launched the “Free WiFi to Classroom Trial Project (I)” in Nov 2013, and the project is very successful in having 33 schools to join and appreciation from different parties and media.

As a continuation of the trial project (trial on the benefits in using subscription mode of school WiFi infrastructure and also finding out obstacles during implementation), AiTLE is in co-operation with Cisco this time, adopting their Meraki solution (which has been introduced in AiTLE 2014-01-11 AGM & “What should school do before BYOD” Seminar), to provide Free WiFi accessibility to 5 classrooms to about 10 schools, from 2014-05-01 to 2015-08-31.

Detail of project as below :

  • About 10 Schools in total will finally be selected (awarded) from Application (application link at the bottom of this message) to join this project
  • For awarded Schools, Cisco will provide
    • 5 classrooms free WiFi solution
    • from 2014-05-01 to 2015-08-31
    • through the using your school existing broadband,
    • with their Meraki solution,
    • together with 1 PoE switch and 5 AP,
    • with cabling works included
    • in free (all free except broadband)
  • Awarded Schools will enjoy the free WiFi as stated above but has the responsibilities as below :
    • To provide mobile devices to students and teachers for using the WiFi provided for Learning & Teaching activities.
    • To carry out planned Learning and Teaching activities with reasonable usage and a number of sound pedagogical scenarios to fully test whether the Network Service can meet the eLearning needs of the schools.
    • To provide feedback to AiTLE & Cisco re the project implementation, operation and supports, and cost-benefit analysis in using this network service model.
    • To provide comments and suggestions for the project if this network services model is to be implemented in large scale in the future.
    • To do sharing in public seminar and forum on the experience in project implementation.
    • To complete questionnaire / forms on the experience in project implementation.


  • From now to Feb 14 – Application Period
  • Before Feb 28 – Announcement of awarded school
  • Mar 20 to Apr 31 – Equipment delivery and installation