Janet (UK) selects VSNL for high bandwidth internet access

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Mumbai, Sep 24 (UNI) JANET, the United Kingdom's national network for research and education, has selected VSNL Telecommunications UK Ltd. to supply high bandwidth global Internet access for its wide range of education and research institutions across the UK.

JANET connects the UK's universities, FE Colleges, Research Councils, Specialist Colleges and Adult and Community Learning providers to each other, as well as to the rest of the world through links to the global Internet. VSNL will be providing an aggregate capacity of 40 Gbps via four OC192 ports from two diverse locations in London as part of a multiple year agreement, VSNL said in a statement issued here today.

''We are very pleased that JANET(UK) has selected VSNL to support the growing Internet needs of the education and research community in the UK,'' said Genius Wong, Vice President, Wholesale IP.

Tim Kidd, Head of Operations, JANET (UK) commented, ''We chose VSNL for its ability to offer truly global IP services, supported by one of the largest high performance IP networks in the world. The increased capacity allows JANET to immediately scale and support increased levels of traffic, ensuring that the education and research community can communicate effectively, with the highest quality Internet experience available in the market.'' UNI

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