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NGN Network Upgrade


The NGN Network Upgrade will replace outdated and aging network equipment such as routers, switches, and wireless access points to increase the accessibility, speed, and reliability of the campus network.

This will greatly improve the efficiency and uptime of daily network based activities at UC Merced. 



This project will increase the security, accessability, speed, and reliability of the UC Merced network, not only of essential data systems used for research, teaching, and learning, but for all other network-based campus activitiesas well.





Spring 2015 NGN Core Routers and Firewall conversion
Fall 2015 Campus NGN building conversions begin with Library
Summer break 2019 NGN Phase 2 - wireless enhancements
Winter break  2019 Completion of NGN Phase 2 - wireless improvements




Project Sponsor is the Office of Information Technology

Impacted users include:

  • All users at UC Merced, including on and off-campus sites.