TeliaSonera delivers IP transit to JANET, the UK education and research network and its 18 million end-users

JANET(UK), provider of JANET, has again selected TeliaSonera International Carrier to be one of its IP Transit providers for the next two years, providing 4xOC-192 ports, a total of 40Gb/s of capacity for IP connectivity.

JANET is the network dedicated to the needs of education and research in the UK. It connects the UK’s education and research organisations to each other, as well as to the rest of the world through links to the global Internet. The JANET network currently serves over 18 million end-users.

“TeliaSonera International Carrier was awarded the contract based on the quality of its global IP backbone, solid finances and strong focus on customer service”, says Tim Kidd, Head of Operations at JANET(UK). JANET(UK) is using the TeliaSonera International Carrier IP network as a means of providing Internet access to the many users of the JANET network.

The range of activities facilitated by JANET allows individuals and organisations to push back the traditional boundaries of teaching, learning and research methods. For example, JANET’s videoconferencing and video streaming capabilities are being used to deliver lectures to remote groups of students. For researchers, the high capacity of JANET allows the linking of large data storage and high performance computing facilities at a national and international level.

“This is a very important win for us at TeliaSonera International Carrier ”, says Adam Sawicki, Vice President of Sales, Wholesale West Europe & North America. “We have proved that we are capable of satisfying the demanding long-term JANET requirements and the deal demonstrates how TeliaSonera International Carrier is a major player in the UK IP Transit marketplace.”


About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier is the leading European provider of quality, cross-border voice, IP and capacity services. We have a 20,000 km European network and 18,000 km fiber-based trans-American network. TeliaSonera International Carrier is a wholly owned subsidiary to the TeliaSonera Group. Please visit our website http://www.teliasoneraic.com for more information.

About JANET
JANET®, is a registered trademarks of the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland and Wales. The JNT Association, trading as JANET(UK), is the registered user of these trademarks.

JANET, the United Kingdom’s education and research network, is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

For further information on JANET see http://www.ja.net


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