It was the GTB Awards dinner last night and guess what? We won! The work we did with Jisc, a charity providing networking services to research and education centres in the UK, to build and launch its own next-gen network – Janet6 – won fixed network infrastructure innovation.
Janet6’s pioneering use of 100Gbps (which is unlimited in its scalability) means that students can always rely on the network to perform, no matter how much data they need to transfer. The bespoke fibre network is ultra-reliable and offers virtually limitless scope for collaboration and technical innovation.
The network runs over 6,500km of enterprise-class dark fibre, supporting nearly a thousand facilities and institutions in more than 30 sites located across UK and Ireland. It is one of the UK’s largest and most resilient private networks and Jisc now has complete control to provision optical, Ethernet and IP services without fear of capacity shortage or breakages. Following this success, SSE Enterprise Telecoms was also chosen to replacing Jisc’s South regional network in a five year contract.
Jeremy Sharp, head of strategic technologies, Jisc, said: “We are delighted to have won this award. As one of the world’s leading collaborative network providers, it was important to us that we were able to manage and run our own network – from an innovation, autonomy and example-setting perspective.
“With SSE Enterprise Telecoms, we have complete control over the technologies that we roll out over the infrastructure, which means that when it comes to furthering the capabilities of our research and education community – the sky really is the limit. SSE Enterprise Telecoms is a reputable brand with a proven track record of delivering consistent services to high profile, risk-averse clients. That covenant, coupled with the technological reliability and quality of network engineering, is very important to us.”
Read more about our Jisc network deployments here