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Fibre network (GBN) services

What it is

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The Granta Backbone Network (GBN) is the collegiate University’s privately owned optical fibre network. It consists of a series of underground ducts, mounted cable tray and optical fibre cables, which is used to distribute the numerous University and College IT networks around the University’s city campuses. The first phase of the network was finished in 1992 and measured around 35 kms, but today measures close to 60kms.

Where it goes

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Who we are

Ritchie Carter Granta Backbone Network Manager
Richard Davies Granta Backbone Network Consultant
Rob Howard Granta Backbone Network Consultant
Clare Biggs Granta Backbone Network Specialist
Hannah Kania-Haughton Granta Backbone Network Specialist

How to contact us

For further details or to enquire about extending the GBN to other sites:

Tel: (01223 7) 61194
Email:

Last updated: 14 August 2018

Contact

If you have any enquiries regarding UIS network services, or other University network topics, please send an email to:

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