SSE Telecoms delivers early for Janet6

SSE Telecoms is proud to announce it has delivered and handed over Janet’s core network ahead of schedule. Phase one consisted of 3,000km of fibre and 21 co-location facilities built exclusively for Janet’s core network. Janet is now in the process of deploying their DWDM equipment to light the network.

SSE Telecoms will now complete commissioning the four regional fibre networks which together will become the UK-wide Janet6 network.

SSE Telecoms’ dedicated project team worked alongside Janet’s team to ensure challenges were overcome at every stage. This led to early decision making with a high level of focus in achieving the project milestones. Issues were identified early, driving the core network delivery ahead of schedule.

Jeremy Sharp, Head of Strategic Technologies, Janet, said: “Getting Janet6 in place on time and within budget is a critical objective for Janet. The fibre and co-location infrastructure provided by SSE Telecoms are the foundations of the new network and it’s a testament to the strong partnership between SSE Telecoms and Janet that the first phase of the fibre infrastructure has been delivered ahead of schedule.”

Commenting on handing over the network early, Chris Jagusz, Managing Director of SSE Telecoms, said: “We were delighted with the synergies between the operation’s teams within Janet and SSE Telecoms. Because of this, the core sites have been delivered early and to the complete satisfaction of the customer. This is what SSE Telecoms prides itself in being able to deliver. We look forward to working with Janet on the final phases to deliver the Janet6 network for the research and education community for many years to come.”

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