SSE Telecoms set to provide fibre network to ‘Janet’ sites

SSE Telecommunications has been awarded a 10-year, £30m contract to provide 6,500km of fibre network to more than 30 UK sites connected to the ‘Janet’ network infrastructure used by the UK’s research and education community.

The contract will support development of the next-generation fibre network for Janet — Janet6 — and will ensure that the critical infrastructure is flexible, sustainable, resilient and able to deliver the high-capacity requirements of the future.

The Janet network consists of a dedicated optical fibre that can run at up to 400Gbit/sec and serves a community of 18 million users.