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Next Generation Network Phase 2 Wrap-Up

Word Next Generation Network
August 28, 2019

The wired network upgrade is finished. The project yields many improvements and prepares us to support anticipated campus needs.

Our NGN Team has completed the wired network upgrade (also known as the distribution/edge segment) phase of the Next Generation Network (NGN) project over the summer.

To prevent and mitigate interruptions in services project required coordination with:

  • Facilities Management
  • Contractors, Housing
  • Other partners on campus

We are thankful for all of your cooperation and assistance in this very large project.

The following is a graphic of work completed. A text description is available.

 NGN phase 2 work completed.

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IT@UMN
Next Generation Network
University of Minnesota Duluth

The ITSS network team coordinated with campus partners to deliver the next phase of network improvements.

  • All locations now support 1G or better wired connections
  • More power to access points resulting in improved WiFi bandwidth
  • Replaced old network equipment to reduce rate of failure

This included:

  • 73 buildings
  • 9 remote sites
  • 273 closets
  • 392 network switches

We are now prepared to support the anticipated needs of campus for the next 10 years.

Again, we thank our partners for their cooperation and assistance. If you have any questions, please contact the NGN team at ngnduluth@d.umn.edu.