Jisc extends TNP’s contract for managed transmission services

11 January 2019

Public sector network specialist TNP (The Networking People) has renewed its commitment to delivering high-capacity connectivity to education institutions and research organisations through the Jisc telecoms framework.

The Jisc framework can be used by further and higher education purchasing consortia, specialist colleges and research council establishments in the UK to purchase transmission services including leased circuits, dark fibre, wide-area Ethernet and xDSL.

Since 2014, Lancaster-based TNP has been named as a vendor offering managed transmission services through the framework. The company has now signed up for another four years as a vendor within that framework.

Commercial director Chris Wade believes that being part of the framework “validates” TNP as a major player within the UK education sector. He claims that the “innovative and cost-effective” point-to-point WAN solutions the firm offers have proven to be a “good fit” with higher education institutions and research organisations. “Framework users appreciate our extensive experience designing, building and supporting higher education-based networks,” says Wade.

He goes on to add that alongside cost effective leased line solutions, TNP offers customers the option of owning their own infrastructure. He says this cuts operating costs and leverages existing investment through the use of alternative technologies. “We allow much greater flexibility and long-term sustainability, which we know the education sector needs.”