Following the completion of its JTBC building in 2019, South Korean media conglomerate JoongAng Group made plans to spread its workforce across two office buildings. As part of the process, it wanted to introduce a next-generation network system that would provide a unified experience for all employees in both buildings.
JoongAng Group decided to build their infrastructure based on a smart office concept centred on providing a fast, seamless wireless network that would bridge the two physically separated buildings. If the two buildings’ networks were not perfectly integrated, employees would have to go through cumbersome procedures, including configuring their IP settings and authenticating repeatedly.
The company chose Juniper Network’s wired and wireless solutions and began implementation in 2019 at the company premises in the JTBC Building. This was followed by installation in the JoongAng Building.
Juniper Networks EX9200 and EX3400 were deployed to enable collaboration and provide simple and secure access for the delivery of mission-critical applications – crucial in the execution of the company’s smart office concept.
Juniper’s Wireless Access Points equipped with Wi-Fi 6 provided enterprise-grade performance and an AI engine that replaced manual IT tasks with AI-driven proactive automation and self-healing.
The integration of the two buildings’ networks was completed in 2020.
Since deployment, the company has introduced a security and emergency response system that leverages patented virtual Bluetooth LE technology for indoor location tracking without the need for battery powered beacons.
Young Ki Kim, director at JOINS JoongAng, said the goal was to provide a secure work environment with a focus on uninterrupted workflows for employees. “As an organization built on a network-based work environment, we expect to evolve and diversify our offerings in the future, which will result in a demand for higher speeds. We are confident that the various AI-driven network upgrades by Juniper will drive value in every corner of our organization and put us in a strong position for continued growth,” he added.