Global carrier GTT Communications has been selected by Jisc, the provider of digital services for the UK research and education community, to provide high-speed internet transit for the Janet network.
One of the leading national research and education networks in the world, Janet supports the innovation, research and learning of approximately 18 million UK college and university users. The Janet network is also the operator in the UK for eduroam, the international wireless roaming service for the education community that supports more than 70 million users around the world.
The initial service agreement will provide up to 120Gb/s of internet capacity with the opportunity to upgrade the service as Jisc’s user demand increases. This connectivity will be supplied through three geographically separated points of presence to guarantee ultra-high service availability and resiliency.
GTT will deliver this connectivity via its Tier-1 global IP network, which is ranked in the top five worldwide and connects more than 300 points of presence.
“GTT is an ideal partner for Jisc, providing us with the comprehensive global network reach, scalability and flexibility that we require as we grow,” said Tim Kidd, executive director, Jisc technologies. “We look forward to future collaboration to power UK higher education and digital transformation.”