Wireless Networking - Cisco

The BCNET and Cisco contract offers Cisco wireless equipment for higher education members.

We signed a three-year contract with Cisco on December, 2015 (optional two-year contract extension). 

Cisco offers its higher education pricing on its Aironet Series Access Points.

Data Sheets

Access Points

Cisco Aironet 3700 Series

Incorporate high-density experience through a purpose-built, innovative chipset with best-in-class RF architecture for a high-performance enterprise network. The Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Point is designed for high-density network environments that utilize mission-critical, high-performance applications.


Cisco Aironet 2700 Series

The Cisco Aironet 2700 Series Access Point with 802.11ac takes advantage of the speed and function of the latest Wi-Fi technology. It delivers high performance to small, medium-sized or enterprise networks. Using a purpose-built chipset with best-in-class RF architecture, the Aironet 2700 offers the right value to help customers ease into 802.11ac networking.


Cisco Aironet 1570 Series – Outdoor Access Point

The Cisco Aironet 1570 Series is currently the industry's highest-performing outdoor access point. It is the only one to date that supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 4x4 MIMO true beamforming smart antenna technology with three spatial streams. The 1570 delivers higher throughput over a larger area with more pervasive coverage. It is ideal for both enterprise and carrier-operator Wi-Fi deployments.


Wireless Controllers

Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controllers

Optimize the performance of your large wireless network with centralized control. The 8500 Series Controller is designed to cost-effectively manage, secure, and optimize the performance of sizeable wireless networks. Ideal for service provider and large campus deployments, the 8500 Series delivers unmatched scalability while reducing infrastructure complexity.


Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers

Cost-effectively manage and secure your wireless networks with the Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller. Automated wireless configuration and management functions give you more visibility and control. The 5500 Series is designed for high-performance wireless networking.


Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2)

Deploy the Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2) controller on the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches to help enable system-wide wireless functions in medium-sized to large environments. This highly scalable, integrated blade switch extends the same policies and security from the wired network core to the wireless edge.


Cloud Wireless

Cisco Meraki Solutions are also available - it's 100% cloud managed for faster deployment, simplified administration, and richer visibility.


MR32 Access Point

Cloud management, 802.11ac performance, a dedicated security radio, and Bluetooth Beacons.


MR34 Access Point

Cloud management, 802.11ac performance, a dedicated security radio.


How to access

Please contact your Cisco representatives to learn more about the agreement or their channel partners that can be used to purchase. For all general inquiries, please contact:

Tom Wylie, Public Sector Account Manager, Cisco Systems
Phone: 604-647-2355

You may also contact Compugen, BCNET’s contracted Infrastructure VAR to purchase:


expiry date: DECEMBER 23, 2020

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