VSNL, a leading communications solutions provider, announced today that JANET (UK), provider of JANET (the United Kingdom’s national network for research and education), has selected VSNL Telecommunications UK Ltd. to supply high bandwidth global Internet access for its wide range of 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, as well as to the rest of the world through links to the global Internet. VSNL will be providing an aggregate capacity of 40 Gbps via four OC192 ports from two diverse locations in London as part of a multiple year agreement.
“We are very pleased that JANET (UK) has selected VSNL to support the growing Internet needs of the education and research community in the UK,” said Genius Wong, Vice President, Wholesale IP. “VSNL’s global IP backbone is engineered for scalability and designed to minimize latency and increase network availability and security to ensure an unmatched service quality for our customers. Service providers and Multi-National Corporations with global Internet requirements can supply their users with seamless connectivity and sustained performance, with data taking the most direct route on the Internet.”
Tim Kidd, Head of Operations, 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 global IP network touts 700 Gbps of high-speed OC-192/STM-64 IP Backbone Capacity throughout North America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia. It offers “land, sea & sky” Internet connectivity to customers spanning across 5 continents and over 195 countries, carrying more than 380 petabits of traffic globally per month. With more than 80 global PoPs around the world, VSNL’s Tier-1 IP network is linked to our industry-leading India Internet backbone with 120 PoPs covering all states and major cities. Port speed is available up to 10 Gbit/s with flexible billing options including fixed, burstable or initial ramp-up bandwidth commitments.