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Regional Networks (MANs)

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

We have undertaken a significant consultation exercise over the last year and have implemented a number of key policy changes to support you in your BCE activities. Read the fact sheet to find out more.
Demonstrates how members of the Janet community used their Janet connection to support BCE activities during the 2012 Games.
Demonstrates how IT Services at Loughborough University have adapted to meet BCE activities.

Upgrading or shifting your connection

Please email the Connections Management Group or Tel: 01235 822308 to discuss your requirements.

Please also see the relevant information linked below as this may answer any queries that you might have:

Further Information