JANET(UK) taps VSNL for global Internet access

Sept. 24, 2007
SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 � The provider of the JANET national network for research and education in the UK has selected VSNL Telecommunications UK Ltd. to supply high-bandwidth global Internet access for its education and research institutions.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 � Communications provider VSNL (search for VSNL) says that JANET(UK), provider of the JANET national network for research and education in the UK, has selected VSNL Telecommunications UK Ltd. to supply high-bandwidth global Internet access for its education and research institutions across the UK.

JANET connects the UK's universities, FE colleges, research councils, specialist colleges, and adult and community learning providers to each other and to the rest of the world through links to the global Internet. VSNL will be providing an aggregate capacity of 40 Gbits/sec via four OC-192 ports from two locations in London as part of a multi-year agreement.

Tim Kidd, head of operations at JANET(UK), commented, "We chose VSNL for its ability to offer truly global IP services, supported by one of the largest high-performance IP networks in the world. The increased capacity allows JANET to immediately scale to support increased levels of traffic, ensuring that the education and research community can communicate effectively, with the highest quality Internet experience available in the market."

The VSNL says its global IP network comprises 700 Gbits/sec of OC-192/STM-64 IP backbone capacity throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and Asia. It offers "land, sea & sky" Internet connectivity to customers spanning five continents and over 195 countries, carrying more than 380 petabits of traffic globally per month.

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