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Network service charges

This page contains a summary of most UIS networks service charges. For an explanation and detailed information on the individual services please refer to the specific pages. The Managed Network Service page includes detailed costs for that service not included here.

The prices listed here exclude VAT and are typically correct for University institutions.  For Colleges, Research Council and other affiliated external institutions, VAT will be applied to the charges where applicable.

Contents

GBN (dark fibre) services

The Granta Backbone Network (GBN) provides dark fibre circuits between locations within its coverage area.

 

Installation

Recurrent (per year)

Fibre optic rental – for every 100m (or part thereof) of fibre POA £13.22

Fibre optic rental to West Cambridge Data Centre (any distance)

£1,152 £1,598

UDN (routing and switching) services

The University Data Network (UDN) provides active network services (routing and switching) to institutions, with connections to the University backbone network and internet.

The charges for these services are described on their own pages:

UPS with the PoP switch

Note that, as of academic year 2017-18, UDN PoP switches no longer come with a UPS as standard.  Institutions wishing to retain the UPS on their PoP switch can do so, but note these will incur an additional charge — this is the 1000VA UPS with a single external battery (currently £275 /year).

The UIS has made these changes as a growing number of institutions no longer require a UPS either due to a local decision, or having a UPS of their own.  The PoP switch will, however, continue to be provided with dual power supplies.

Power protection (UPS and RPS) services

These services are described on the Managed Network Service page.

 

Installation

Recurrent (per year)

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs)
UPS — 1000VA with one external battery £1,793 £275
UPS — 1000VA additional battery £518 £118
UPS — 2200VA with one external battery £2,262 £469
UPS — 2200VA additional battery £792 £239
Redundant Power Supplies (RPSs)
RPS for single switch £1047 £150
RPS for second switch £399 £57

 

Additional services

 

Installation

Recurrent (per year)

Managed VPN £0 £300*
Commercial ISP uplink £0 £1,200

 *A Managed VPN service is automatically included with every Managed Firewall Service subscription at no extra cost.

Consultancy services

UIS labour rate per hour2 UIS consultancy charges apply
UIS labour rate per day2 UIS consultancy charges apply

Notes

1. Normal expected cost – may be less or more in exceptional circumstances.

2. Applicable for on-site work not covered by other standard charges.


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Last updated: 3rd November 2020

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