NgREN maintains and manages a robust network infrastructure to support connectivity and services in the first phase. The MPLS core is riding on 4no. Cisco ASR 9001 routers used as the P routers and 4no. Cisco ASR 1002 routers used as PE routers. The connected institutions are provided Cisco ISR 1947 routers and Gigabit capacity radios in addition to HiDef Video Conferencing using Cisco SX20 endpoints.