Extending the Managed Network
Extending the Managed Network is part of the nationwide School Network Upgrade that delivers the Ministry of Education’s Te Mana Tūhono programme – providing long-term IT support.
This gives tamariki a safer, more seamless Wi-Fi experience throughout the school or kura, and means our Helpdesk can provide greater support for issues impacting internet performance. We’re also increasing network security by ensuring access is secured by user type (i.e. staff, student, guest).
Providing a fast & reliable Wi-Fi connection throughout your school
Making sure the right users have the right access to your school’s Wi-Fi
School Network Upgrade – what’s included?
When your SNUP network equipment (switches and access points) licences and warranties expire, we’ll provide extended support and assistance. It means in the event your equipment fails before it’s been upgraded, we’ll either fix or replace it. And if your school has Ruckus equipment, the existing wireless controller in your school will be removed and replaced with a cloud-based controller.
We’re future-proofing your school’s network by replacing the equipment with next generation wireless technology to give your tamariki a more seamless Wi-Fi experience. After the replacement, our Helpdesk will be able to provide greater support to your school, including internal network performance and the ability to troubleshoot issues remotely.
We’re making your school’s Wi-Fi more secure by ensuring every device accessing your network is authorised to do so – allowing you to manage who can access the network and what they’re able to do when they’re using it. Once Secure Access has been set up devices will need to connect to the new network, and your school will be less vulnerable to potential breaches and online threats.
Safe & secure insights
N4L’s Reporting app gives you better visibility of your school’s browsing data, including what websites are being accessed. We understand there’s an ever expanding duty of care when it comes to keeping students safe on and offline, and we hope this information can help facilitate positive conversations around digital citizenship and responsible internet use. After the upgrade the browsing data becomes richer to provide more in depth insights for your school, and we’ll be offering the fully funded Reporting app to all schools. You can find more info here or read our Reporting app FAQs.
How does the School Network Upgrade relate to the Ministry of Education’s Te Mana Tūhono programme?
Which schools are eligible?
Will there be a cost to my school?
When will my school get the School Network Upgrade?
Rollout approach for the Equipment Replacement
This Panel is responsible for installing the new network equipment in schools on behalf of N4L:
ACL Communications Ltd
Aotea Group Holdings Ltd
Chris Dunn Technologies Ltd
Datacomms Plus Ltd
Data Concepts Ltd
Exell Group Services Ltd
Foveaux Communications Ltd
Garden City Communications Ltd
Gilcom Communications (2012) Ltd
Glenn Cook Technologies Ltd
Neltech Communications Ltd
Online Communications Ltd
PBS Data IT Ltd
Saco Cabling Ltd
Teltrac Communications Ltd
Vitel Cabling Ltd
Waikato Cabling and Communications Ltd
This Panel has been established to provide schools with tech support for connecting devices to their upgraded network if needed:
Cyclone Computer Company Ltd
Fusion Networks Ltd
Glenn Cook Technologies Ltd
New Era IT Ltd
Our School Ltd
pcMedia Technologies Ltd
Smart Computer Systems Ltd
How can I join the panel?
We’ll be refreshing the panel at the end of 2021 – you can keep an eye on our website for more details.