National higher education network provider Janet is seeking a new ISP to help handle its internet traffic in the London area.
The Janet network has established access to the global internet to deliver communications and aid research by peering with commercial internet service providers in the UK, and establishing interconnectivity to networks operated by similar academic and research organisations in other European countries and around the world.
It has also procured internet transit facilities in London through two ISPs to the global internet and has procured transit space in Manchester too through one ISP.
Through a tender process Janet is now seeking to replace one of its existing London ISPs, which will enable business continuity and potentially expand its service.
Janet said: "The global internet transit service to be procured will serve the needs of all classes of organisation, with the potential to serve other classes of public-sector organisation or activity, that may be identified as a result of local, central or devolved government initiatives during the lifetime of the resulting contract."
Janet and education technology body Jisc are jointly tendering for a new cost-saving network to support their 300 staff based at seven locations across the UK, including remote working and mobile employees.