Jisc, which operates the busiest National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Europe by volume of data carried, is deploying Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optics to provide unprecedented high-capacity 400G wavelength connectivity, the company said.
The deployment makes the Janet Network one of the most digitally advanced NRENs globally in terms of scale, automation and network intelligence.
In the UK, all further and higher education organisations, including universities, colleges and research centres, are connected to the world by virtue of the Internet through the Janet Network, along with some alternative education providers, other public bodies and science parks. Jisc is also responsible for all .ac.uk and .gov.uk domains.
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