Date Added: Aug 2010
The municipality of Los Olivos manages education, health and safety services for one of the most vibrant districts of Lima, Peru. Each service used different systems and processes, however, leading to data silos that made it difficult to coordinate services, plan ahead or decide which schools, clinics and fire stations required additional funding. Los Olivos needed a way to centralize data and standardize delivery of services. The district built a private metropolitan network using industry-standard hardware and leading management and monitoring solutions for district-wide service delivery. A mesh topology interconnects the district's public institutions with four transmission nodes and a central data center, and nine fiber-optic rings provide more than 50 points of presence for connecting district residences to the network.