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Janet primary connections are funded for the following institutions. The Janet MRS is available to all of these organisations without charge, for their primary connection up to 500Mbit/s.

  • FE Colleges
  • Sixth Form Colleges
  • Specialist Colleges
  • PCDL/ACL providers
  • HEIs (the MRS has a limited scope and will therefore not suit all HEIs)

Funded organisations requiring additional connections and all other customers are charged for the service.

The charges for different categories of customer and router types are summarised below. For further information on the routers offered please see Router Specifications.

Connection Bandwidth Up to & including 500Mbit/s
Router Type Juniper SRX345 Juniper SRX550 Cisco2951
Charges Router Charge Annual MRS Charge Router Charge Annual MRS Charge Router Charge Annual MRS Charge
New customer  Free Free Free Free Free Free
Funded Primary connection
Existing customer upgrade £1,612 Free £2,970 Free £3,500 Free
Funded Primary connection
Self Funded customer  £1,612 £1,000 £2,970 £1,000 £3,500 £1,000
New & Existing customers
(including interconnects)
Any customer £1,612 £1,000 £2,970 £1,000 £3,500 £1,000
Additional connection
Connection Bandwidth Up to & including 1Gb/s  Up to & including 10Gb/s 
Router Type Juniper SRX345 Juniper SRX550 Juniper EX4300* Juniper EX4300 with redundant PSU*
Charges Router Charge Annual MRS Charge Router Charge Annual MRS Charge Router Charge Annual MRS Charge Router Charge Annual MRS Charge
New customer  £1,612 £1,000 £2,970 £1,000 £5,400 £1,000 £5,555 £1,000
Funded Primary connection
Existing customer upgrade £1,612 £1,000 £2,970 £1,000 £5,400 £1,000 £5,555 £1,000
Funded Primary connection
Self Funded customer  £1,612 £2,000 £2,970 £2,000 £5,400 £2,000 £5,555 £2,000
New & Existing customers
(including interconnects)
Any customer £1,612 £2,000 £2,970 £2,000 £5,400 £2,000 £5,555 £2,000
Additional connection
Juniper Router Options
Please note the difference in MRS charge for the two different bandwidths. This is because the standard MRS charge for this router type is the higher charge, however we are currently offering a reduced MRS charge for smaller connection bandwidths.  This is to help offer reduced costs to customers that do not require an increased bandwith but would like the option of a Juniper router for their MRS connection.
 
Customers paying for the Janet MRS are charged annually, on or around the 1st August each year. This is paid in advance and is a pro-rata charge for the financial year that the customer joins or ceases the service.
 

The standard router provisioned for new connections up to 500Mbit/s is a Juniper SRX550. However Cisco2951 routers may be provided for connection bandwidths up to 500Mbit/s. Janet will advise on the suitability of routing equipment on a case by case basis.