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Group Manager

Janet North West Group

Welcome to Janet North West; the Janet community in North West England. Here you can find out about:

  • Getting help and support with your Janet connection and services.
  • The Janet services and connectivity available to you.
  • Your local Janet activities and events.

You can also use this Group to:

  • Get information and guidance about Janet’s services, policies, technology, etc. For example, you can ask about using Janet’s Frameworks or Brokerage service to save money, setting up Eduroam at your institution, upgrading your Janet connection or using the Janet videoconferencing service, as well as services in development.
  • Help build good practice in your region by sharing your information and experiences with other group members.
  • Build and co-ordinate regional collaborations and consortia that leverage the Janet infrastructure or services.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the Janet service or your connection, apart from fault reporting, please email or call your regional Account Manager.


The current Janet network in North West England will be replaced by July 2015. The new network is likely to remain in place for at least eight years and we would welcome your help in ensuring the network meets your current and future needs.

Opportunities specifically for colleges (includng FE, 6th Form and specialist institutions) local goverenment and schools with Janet connections, to meet and discuss their requirements with your Janet representatives have been arranged as follows:


In line with Janet’s progression toward a more direct model of regional delivery, the services provided by Net North West and operation of the Net North West network will transfer to Janet in 2013. This includes services specifically funded by Janet at present under the Janet Partner Agreement (JPA), and the additional (non-JPA) services Net North West provides to its Members and other organisations.


Manchester has become a key strategic location for the Janet network. TeleCity Manchester, in particular, has emerged as a major Internet transit location with fibre routes independent of London. One of Janet’s long-term goals has been to improve overall network resilience for customers by reducing reliance on London for external network connectivity. Janet now plans to fully exploit the opportunity Manchester offers to obtain critical global internet connectivity and peering with major Internet Service Providers outside of London.


Transfer of the management and operation of the Net North West network to Janet has been completed successfully. We would like acknowledge Net North West’s efforts in maintaining service delivery throughout the transition period and to thank them for their support in facilitating the transfer.

Janet North West

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