Edinburgh University, Edinburgh - PF Multinet
Sector: IT and Telecommunications
Client: University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
A 10 year contract to work with the University of Edinburgh to integrate telephony, data, and video into one campus-wide network. The campus consisted of 23 outlying buildings servicing 5,500 students. EdNet-FV is a new residential network that provides an “always on” network connection offering Internet and email, with access to the University of Edinburgh network (Edlan). New measures include: Wireless connectivity, VOIP integration, the possibility of IPTV, adding to the connection method - currently janet (joint academic network), which supplies high bandwidth to external networks, such as the internet. The key advantage of this system is that it becomes cost effective to add commercial guests.