Archdiocese of Brisbane picks Juniper for AI-driven Wi-Fi

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The Archdiocese of Brisbane and Centacare has selected Juniper Access Points driven by Mist AI and Juniper Mist Cloud Services to upgrade the Wi-Fi experience across all of its operations, which includes Outside School Hours Care within schools, kindergarten, long day care, worship centres and community services.

The new AI-driven network will enable the Archdiocese of Brisbane and Centacare to create better mobile experiences for staff and guests, all while lowering the cost of wireless network deployment and operations through proactive actions, predictive recommendations and self-driving networks.

The Archdiocese of Brisbane and Centacare operates mass centres, schools, family services sites and offices. Besides worship services, the church also provides community services through several support organisations, as well as education across a variety of levels.

These services include its family service operations, which spans over 300 small service sites and a workforce of over 5,000 individuals, who help over 160,000 community cases each year. 

In addition, the organisation is looking at indoor location services using vBLE to better engage with guests via proximity notifications and alerts. As a non-profit organisation with limited resources, an AI-driven network that is operated via a modern cloud is crucial for the Archdiocese of Brisbane to maximise network uptime and ensure the best user experiences with limited IT resources. 

By switching to Juniper, Wi-Fi deployments which previously required several days due to the requirements for manual access can now be remotely provisioned through the cloud almost immediately.

Going forward, the organisation is looking at ways to extend this AI-driven insight and automation to other parts of their network for even greater performance, reliability and operational expenses savings.

“The deployment of Juniper’s AI-driven solutions has set a strong foundation for future network transformation and opened the door to explore the further adoption of IoT technology,” said Iain Teo, operations manager at the Archdiocese of Brisbane and Centacare. “This will help bolster our social services capabilities and provide a better level of care for people in need.”