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 the past few weeks which had threatened to stall progress, but we’re over that now and it’s really pleasing to report that migration of member connectivity has commenced, with Hereward College, Portland College, and Queen Alexandra College the first institutions to move over to the new infrastructure.

The new Midlands access network offers greater coverage, greater flexibility, more underlying bandwidth, and an architecture consistent with the rest of Janet, and it looks something like this:

The coming weeks will see us hopefully overcome the remaining delivery and commissioning challenges, and ultimately continue with customer migrations and build momentum as we aim to conclude the project by end of the year.

Watch this space for more updates as we continue to work through this and many other Janet Access projects.

For more information on how we’re developing Janet, check out the project webpage HERE.

2 replies on “Midlands is a Go”

it doesn’t look like Rugby is included in this network, although we have a big college here, is there a reason for this omission?

Hi Sue – thanks for the question! The diagram shows the location of Janet points of presence, the locations that customers connect into, so it doesn’t show the location of every single customer (there are nearly 200 in the midlands so the map would be a bit of a mess). You’re quite right that there is a big College in Rugby, a campus of the Warwickshire College Group, and it connects to the Janet point of presence in Coventry. Neil.

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