GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today an agreement with Jisc, the provider of digital solutions for the UK research and education community and operator of the Janet network, one of the leading national research and education networks in the world. GTT will deliver high-speed internet services to the Janet network to support the innovation, research and learning of its approximately 18 million UK college and university users.
GTT delivers internet services over its Tier 1 global IP backbone, ranked in the top five worldwide. With over 300 points of presence, GTT provides flexible, high-capacity cloud networking services to the world’s largest organizations.
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“GTT is committed to connecting people and organizations around the world,” said Martin Ford, GTT division president, EMEA. “We are pleased to enhance the collaboration of Jisc’s users through high-performance internet connectivity and look forward to further supporting Jisc as their geographic and service requirements expand.”
GTT’s resilient internet connectivity solution for Jisc guarantees ultra-high network availability, interconnecting via three geographically separated points of presence. The initial service agreement provides up to 120 Gbps of internet capacity with the opportunity to further upgrade the service as Jisc’s user demand increases. The Janet network is also the operator in the U.K. for eduroam, the international roaming service for the education community that supports more than 70 million users globally.
“GTT is an ideal partner for Jisc, providing us with the comprehensive global network reach, scalability and flexibility that we require as we grow,” said Tim Kidd, executive director, Jisc technologies. “We look forward to future collaboration to power UK higher education and digital transformation.”