9 September 2013 at 9:56am
  In this issue:     Latest progress on Janet6, pg 4 and pg 26 Your input is required - Strategic thinking, pg 13 Spotlight on Eileen Brandreth, IT Director at Cardiff University, pg14
8 February 2013 at 4:58pm
I haven't been on this blog for a while, but I thought this was worth a mention.  On Wednesday this week (6 Feb) we formally accepted the Janet6 core fibre and PoP infrastructure from SSET.  This is pretty significant as we are ahead of time, so well done to all of the guys who have been working hard to make this possible!  It's only phase 1 of the acceptance process I'm told, but it's a great start!   Next will be the fibre instrastucture from the core to the the regional network entry points, then the central infrastucture will be fully in place.
30 January 2013 at 1:31pm
In the latest issue of Janet News that is about to hit all good desks (and maybe a few of the rest of you too), I’ve written a little bit about some of the technologies that will be deployed at the transmission level in Janet6 – Wavelength Selective Switches, Coherent Detection, and probably the shortest description of Dual Polarisation Quadrature Phase Shift Keying that has ever been seen.  There are many other components at various layers that will make up Janet6, and I’m going to start below the ground and work my way up.
9 September 2013 at 9:38am
This document describes the outcome of these activities, and the resulting design, technical specification and operational model of Janet6.
31 October 2012 at 2:37pm
After many weeks of planning and harnessing the knowledge of my technology collegues, I am now pleased to say that the latest in our series of Janet6 documents is now ready.  This will give you an idea of what Janet6 will deliver and the current overview of the network topology.  Some of these documents will also be finding their way to a few of you over the next few days.
24 October 2013 at 3:16pm
Frances gave the Janet (and briefly) JISC Transition update with a major focus on Janet6 now that contracts have been signed for this new upgrade to the core Janet network for roll out between now and April 2013 (Janet 5 ending October 2013).
20 September 2012 at 5:22pm
We had a lovely day on Tuesday (18 September) meeting our new partners, Ciena, over a sandwich or two.  It was good to put face to name as so far I'd only met these people over email.  I must say there was a distinct lack of females in the room, but I guess in a highly technology environment  that's a little invevitable.  Both Bob Day and J.P. Hemingway cemented our parthership over photos and a hand shake and much like a wedding party the speeches ensued, with each giving a taste of their roles going forward and an insight into our journey to get here.
9 September 2013 at 9:38am
Following stringent procurements, contracts have now been signed with two providers for the Janet6 infrastructure.   SSE Telecoms have been selected to provide the fibre for the infrastructure with Ciena chosen as supplier of the network equipment.   For further details, see the Janet6 project page.
9 September 2013 at 9:38am
The recording from this event is now available.  This is the second of a number of online events relating to Janet6 and provides the perfect opportunity to keep up to date with our progress to build the new generation of the Janet infrastructure. 
29 August 2012 at 3:26pm
Welcome to the Janet6 blog in what is hoped to be the start of many blog posts. The last few weeks have been busy, not least for the Janet6 project team, but also for those of us involved in the marketing of the project. On 6 August, we celebrated the signing of contracts between SSET, our chosen fibre providers, and Janet.  The small gathering with our partners and the project team gave us the good opportunity not only to eat pastries, but to get to know the SSET guys a little better; it also gave us the usual 'smile and shake' photo opportunity as contracts were signed.
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