Upgrading school networks

We’re extending our Managed Network into classrooms, giving tamariki across Aotearoa a safer and more seamless internet experience throughout the school. This is part of a nationwide upgrade to deliver the Ministry of Education’s Te Mana Tūhono programme – providing long-term support to schools.

What’s included?

Extended warranty support

If a school’s switch or wireless equipment fails before it’s scheduled to be upgraded N4L will fix or replace it.

Upgrading network equipment

Future-proofing the network equipment in schools with the next-generation of wireless technology (Wi-Fi 6).

N4L Helpdesk support

Helpdesk support for schools to assist with network issues impacting internet performance.

Impact of COVID-19 on the upgrade

Due to Covid-19, we’ll be doing things slightly differently than we’d originally planned. We’re working closely with the Ministry of Education to work out the revised schedule and rollout process, making sure it’s done in a way that keeps everyone safe.

Our partners

We’ve appointed two new technology panels made up of installers and IT providers from around the country. These partners are highly-skilled technology companies who have a proven track-record of working successfully with schools and will help us deliver all N4L projects.

Installer Panel

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
Commtech Communications
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

IT Panel

This Panel has been established to provide schools with tech support for connecting devices to their upgraded network if needed:

Aiscorp Ltd
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