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Welcome to the Janet group for customers in Northern Ireland.  It is intended to provide region specific information to Janet customers, including localised news and events.

The Jisc Account Manager for Northern Ireland is Noel McDaid.

Contact details are:


telephone:   TBC

mobile:        +44 (0)7825 864557

A list of connected sites is available in the documents section.


The work to disengage NIRAN continues and has been in progress for nearly a full year. The majority of the work has been completed with the novation of both the contract with Virgin Media for customer connections, router maintenance and the contract with Queens University Belfast for the IP operations being signed over to Janet(UK) with effect from 22nd November 2013.


Hi All,

A lot of you in the NI HE and FE sectors will already know me by my work with the Jisc RSCni.  However, for those of you who do not know me, I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself, Noel McDaid, as the new Janet Customer Engagement and Service Manager for Northern Ireland.

My background is in the education sector within Northern Ireland, where I have a total of 17 years experience.  4 years experience as a Systems and Network Engineer at North West Regional College and, for the last 13 years, as Technical Adviser for Jisc RSCni.


Janet(UK) will shortly begin preparations for a re-procurement exercise for the Northern Ireland region in 2015 for rollout, delivery and migration in Q2/Q3 of 2016. This affords us a further period of consultation and requirements gathering with the regional users and the funding bodies to ensure that the network is fully fit for purpose and allows sufficient growth to meet the changing needs of the user base. In order to run a procurement in 2015 the existing contract with Virgin Media will be extended until November 2016.

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