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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. […]

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Another update on Janet’s traffic levels as the autumn term ends.

As we approach the end of the calendar year, and are in what would traditionally be a busy period of the year for traffic on the network (after the school half-term and before University autumn term ends), I thought it would be worth doing a follow-up to the blog posts (first, second) earlier in the […]

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Jisc’s Wireless Census – a retrospective

There’s been a huge sea change in how we work, how teaching and learning is delivered, and how services are accessed this year. In this context, we likely face changes to how organisations manage their network and wireless facilities. Jisc is currently running a piece of research on the state of wireless networking in the […]

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Lockdown 2.0 – what does it mean for Janet services?

Following the government announcement on Saturday 31st October of a second national lockdown, this post provides information on the continued delivery and support of Janet services. Delivering Janet services Delivery of Janet services can be split into 2 main areas – Projects and BAU. Projects are where we contract a range of suppliers and construct […]

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Little Fluffy Clouds

As part of the growth in the use of Janet for accessing cloud providers, beyond the direct task of building a robust and scalable network, Jisc has tried to increase the number of ways that a user can consume the various services we can provide. In the past, we have made both govroam and the […]

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COVID-19 Response

More (ab)normal thoughts

Following on from last week’s piece on the impact of additional traffic to campuses during the new (ab)normal, I’ve been asked to try and help people through the process of trying to calculate the impact. To be honest, you’ve probably already done this, but just in case there is a spark of insight I’ve tried […]

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COVID-19 Response

The new (ab)normal

With students returning to campus (or not) over the coming weeks, there appears to be a growing level of discussion about the impact on campus networks and Janet. The good news is we think everything is going to be ok.

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Janet Access Programme update – summer holidays!

It’s the summer holidays now, so a time to take it easy, put our feet up, and relax. Yeah, right! In the first of a regular series of short JAP updates, I’ll provide a quick overview of the status of various Janet access projects we’re working on: South: Today saw the 16th connection (out of […]

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Expanding the footprint

One of the key deliverables of the Janet Access Programme is to expand the geographical footprint of Janet so that existing ‘last mile’ connectivity can be provided more cost effectively, and reaching new customers and new markets can become more affordable. With the design and delivery work carried out to date that has largely been […]

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eduroam traffic update

This post is really by way of an update to the earlier blog, love to #eduroam in the time of Corona. These updated graphs just show that the patterns we observed in the first weeks of the lockdown have been sustained over the longer term. Look out for a future update when restrictions are eased […]