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Janet & 5G

This article explores what Jisc is doing to support 5G activities across the UK, and how 5G technology is being trialled as a way of providing connectivity to Jisc members and customers. Note: Jisc is not planning to provide a 5G service, more looking at how 5G could be used as an alternative technology to […]

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That Facebook / WhatsApp / Instagram outage

This is probably not the first blog you have read on the Facebook / WhatsApp / Instagram (for the sake of verbiage, I’ll just refer to it as ‘Facebook’ from here on) outage, and it probably won’t be the last, but here are my observations from the Janet network. Unlike many services used on the […]

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The demise of the Public Wi-Fi DPS

By Mark O’Leary, Head of network access All our members share the problem of providing connectivity to the general public when on their campuses, be it to visit a café or museum, or when attending an Open Day with their children considering where to study. So it may be surprising to some that the Public […]

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Midlands is a Go

To be precise, ¾ of the new Midlands access network is a go. We’re still battling to over come some significant delivery issues in the far east of the region, but the majority of the new infrastructure is now built, commissioned, and ready for service. We’ve also been working through some management system issues over […]

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We’re live in London

Over the past week we’ve completed the first phase of commissioning of our new London access network, and have started migrating member connectivity over to the new infrastructure. The lucky first institutions were Stanmore College, Bromley College, and Christ the King Sixth Form College, and there are plenty more to come. The new network offers […]

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Missing in action

Those that keep an eye on the tech press may have noticed cries of alarm that there is a global chip shortage, especially if you’re a gamer wanting to get your hands on the latest generation of graphic cards from AMD or Nvidia. The bad news is that it’s not just GPU silicon that’s gone […]

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Ofcom, Openreach and Dark Fibre

Those who have been following the design, build, and transition of the JAP will be acutely aware of the complexities of building such a network and some of the choices we’ve been forced to make due to the lack of ubiquitous dark fibre. There is, however, some light on the horizon…

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Saving money on ExpressRoute*

*normal caveats about YMMV apply A number of organisations connected to Janet use ExpressRoute to create a dedicated connection from their campus to the Microsoft Azure Platform, others choose to use the multiple high capacity peerings that we have with Microsoft because their requirements are much smaller and a dedicated ExpressRoute connection just doesn’t cost […]

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European Open Science Cloud: Improving research collaboration across Europe

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ambitious initiative of the European Commission (EC) to create a platform to support Open Science and Open Research Data across Europe. Conceived over five years ago, the European Cloud Initiative announced in 2016 that EOSC would offer “1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science […]

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Jisc joins the Wireless Broadband Alliance

Jisc has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance, a Wi-Fi industry group focused on global collaboration and interoperability across the sector. The WBA’s objectives – to define best practice, foster adoption of new technologies, and promote thought-leadership – align closely with our own, and we believe present opportunities that will benefit our education and research members. […]