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School WLAN for St. Pölten

Cisco Meraki solution from KBC for St. Pölten's compulsory schools.
What is the
future initiative"WLAN 2021"?

The St. Pölten City Council's future initiative "WLAN 2021" at aims to provide the city's compulsory schools with access to digital teaching and learning content. Together with the City Council's Department of Culture and Education, KBC has developed end-to-end solutions for the Wi-Fi infrastructure at schools in the Lower Austrian capital.

CANCOM Austria emerged from K-Businesscom (formerly Kapsch BusinessCom) at the beginning of 2024. The following case study was written before that and therefore the text was left in the original version.

Business Challenge

The expansion of digitalization in schools is fundamentally a complex task. The aim is to achieve a high level of benefit for pupils, teachers and administrators. What makes such projects difficult is the fact that many stakeholders are involved. Timely and cost-efficient implementation is only possible with targeted and strong project management.


  • Cisco Meraki is a Cloud Managed Network and stands for scalable network solutions with maximum connectivity. The network is managed, configured and monitored via an intuitive browser-based interface, the Cisco Meraki dashboard
  • High-performance and stable WLAN solution for all compulsory school locations
  • Cloud management dashboard as a central tool for the entire network infrastructure (LAN, WLAN, SEC, MDM)
  • Multi-client capable, hierarchical management with differentiated and restrictive access options (e.g. location, user)
  • Limitation and prioritization of bandwidth per user/ SSID/application
  • Individual design of the landing page
  • Content/URL filtering: restriction of available internet content for students
  • Anti-virus and anti-phishing: Prevention of malware infection of the teaching tablets
  • Replacement of the entire existing network and security infrastructure at the school sites
  • Implementation of the necessary security measures using next-gen firewall and mobile device management
  • Minimization of operational management costs for the on-site IT team through KBC Support Services
  • KBC takes care of incident, problem, patch and configuration management as well as service delivery management and reporting
  • KBC Care Services for troubleshooting - incl. remote and hardware replacement service

Cisco Meraki

  • Comprehensive service and management package from Kapsch BusinessCom
  • Easy setup, easy access, easy scaling and easy deployment of the solution
  • End-to-end support - everything from a single source
  • Simplification through standardized solution per location

The project was complex and required a great deal of commitment and initiative from all sides. From the very beginning, the cooperation between all departments and the school administration with KBC was goal- and solution-oriented, and we - and especially our students and teachers - are very satisfied with the results so far.

Lic. iur. Andreas Schmidt, MBA MPA acad. VM

Head of Schools and Kindergartens, St. Pölten City Council, Department of Culture and Education

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