Roehampton University Selects FibreSpan for its SAN

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Roehampton University has selected FibreSpan, the premier provider of private dark fibre networks, to extend its storage area network between dispersed campus sites.

Roehampton University has selected FibreSpan, the premier provider of private dark fibre networks, to extend its storage area network between dispersed campus sites.

Based on dark fibre, the new network will provide secure, high-speed, dedicated telecommunication links across a geographically-distributed IT infrastructure. The five year contract comprises a multi-core dark fibre network that will link four campuses, with scope for future expansion and additional resilience as required.

The network is due to be deployed in July 2007 and offers the University a highly flexible, reliable and cost-effective way to deliver secure communications between its sites. It will appear as a single transparent network, enabling users to communicate and share applications seamlessly regardless of location.

"Our network provides Roehampton with a solid foundation on which they can run their mission-critical business applications," comments Robert Bicket, Chief Executive of FibreSpan. "This announcement follows a series of new customer wins and supports our strength in providing unlimited bandwidth campus-wide local area networks which are ideal for educational establishments. The market continues to hold enormous potential for us and presents an opportunity to leverage our successes and our extensive experience."

FibreSpan has worked with UK academic organisations since 2002 and currently provides private fibre networks to many institutions across the country including those in the cities of London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Cardiff. Universities are attracted to its fixed price unlimited bandwidth model, with moderate capital costs and low recurrent costs, make it affordable to build high performance private fibre networks.

Roehampton University is based in southwest London and offers a range of academic degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate (including MBA) levels, as well as the opportunity to study for higher level research degrees. Roehampton manages its academic programmes within four educational schools and across four colleges all within walking distance of each other.

About FibreSpan -
FibreSpan is a fibre solutions company with a national telecommunications licence. It designs, installs, operates and leases private dark fibre circuits, working in partnership with health and education, local authorities and other multi-site organisations. Established in 2001, it is an independent UK national statutory utility, licensed by the DTI and regulated by Ofcom.

It is FibreSpan's goal to make fibre optic connectivity a viable solution for organisations throughout the UK. In order to achieve this, the company has invested in developing patent-pending microduct technology that is swiftly changing the face of fibre optic deployment - allowing access to bespoke dark fibre connectivity at an affordable and competitive rate.

FibreSpan offer an end-to-end service that includes consultation, network planning, rapid deployment and comprehensive support. Its dark fibre networks offer unlimited bandwidth at a fixed cost for the term of the contract - a genuinely future proof solution. This puts FibreSpan in a unique position to enable clients to have complete control of future bandwidth demand.

For further information please contact Kerry Jago, Marketing Consultant, Zest Marketing on +44 (0)7817 916654 or k.jago @


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