Key Projects

E11 & E12 Buildings Network Refreshment Project

Description

The network equipment of E11 and E12 was deployed six years ago since the construction of the Hengqin Campus in 2013. The original design of the network system was for administrative and clerical works, it is not suitable for research work which requires a faster network. Furthermore, the network equipment will reach its end-of-support state soon.

In view of this, ICTO planned to upgrade all of the network equipment installed in E11 & E12 within this year. We aim at optimizing the network topology and increasing the network speed of user port from 100Mbps to 1Gbps.

Serving User Groups Students, Staff
Target Date2019/08/15
StatusCompleted
More Information

The E11 & E12 Network Refreshment Project was carried out from May to August 2019 in 2 phases.

Phase 1 — E11 & E12’s Core Switch Replacement: 25 May, 2019
Phase 2 — Access Layer Switches Replacement: From 15 June to 15 August, 2019

During the period, 258 switches were successfully installed.  After the upgrade, each network port is increased from 100Mbps to 1Gbps (the theoretical value is 10 times, depending on the number of users at the time and other network environment factors).  The network system now also has higher stability because the switch is refreshed and the network topology is simplified.  The simplified network topology simplifies the maintenance works thus speeds up troubleshooting hereafter.  Newly installed switches support larger current outputs to support new wireless network access points that require more current.