Regional Delivery Options
Janet services are delivered to most of our customers via three different means: Regional Network Operators, Janet itself and companies which operate under bespoke contracts. Regional Network Operators (RNOs) are companies and regional consortia of higher and further education institutions delivering Janet services to tertiary education: each operates a high-performance multi-service telecommunications network within its geographical area.
Most Janet customers receive service through the RNOs and this arrangement is governed by the Janet Partner Agreement (JPA). The JPA is a legal agreement between Janet and the RNOs, whereby Janet provides funding and connects the regional network to the Janet backbone in a resilient manner and the RNO provides the required services to defined service levels. The JPA came into effect in October 2008.
Changes to Regional Delivery
Janet has conducted a review of the mechanisms for the delivery of Janet service. The review has concluded that Janet should move away from the current delivery model under the JPA contract and more directly deliver services itself. This programme of change will be conducted over a period of at least five years.
The following documents are available to read below.
- November 2009: Regional Delivery Review Paper - Executive Summary
- November 2009: Regional Delivery Review Paper
- October 2009: Regional Delivery Update
- July 2009: A copy of a letter was sent to all institutions connected to an RNO. A more detailed paper explaining the background and outcomes of the review was also made available.
A list of current regional delivery arrangements is shown below.
Scotland - This site is for Janet customers in Scotland
ClydeNet - Clyde Area Network
C&NLMAN - Cumbria and North Lancashire Metropolitan Area Network
EaStMAN - Edinburgh and Stirling Metropolitan Area Network
EastNET - East of England Network (operated directly by Janet)
EMMAN - East Midlands Metropolitan Area Network
FaTMAN - Fife and Tayside Metropolitan Area Network (operated directly by Janet)
Kent - This site is for Janet customers in the Kent region
LeNSE - Learning Network South East (operated directly by Janet)
London - This site is for Janet customers in the London region
NNW - Network North West
NIRAN - Northern Ireland Regional Area Networking
NorMAN - North East Metropolitan Area Network
PSBA - Wales (bespoke contract)
SWERN - South West England Regional Network (operated directly by Janet)
TVN - Thames Valley Network (operated directly by Janet)
UHI (University of the Highlands and Islands) Network (bespoke contract)
WMRN - West Midlands Regional Network (operated directly by Janet)
YHMAN - Yorkshire and Humberside Metropolitan Area Network