THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW SELECTS SSE TELECOMS TO SUPPORT COLLABORATION ACROSS ITS UK-WIDE SITES

SSE Telecoms chosen to deliver a VPLS solution, Ethernet wide area networking service and flexible internet access to support the University’s researchers, staff and students

London, 8th April 2014 – The University of Law – the world’s leading professional law school – has selected SSE Telecoms – one of the UK’s largest providers of network infrastructure and data centre services, and part of the SSE Group – to deliver a completely new Ethernet networking solution to support the University of Law’s researchers, students and lecturers with always-on, performance optimised inter-site connectivity and internet access.

The University of Law has facilities in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester and York.  In order to connect these sites, SSE Telecoms delivered a Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) solution, a high bandwidth network, offering an initial 500Mb to all eight sites, and an internet service that can rapidly scale to support the collaborative nature of the law school and to meet growing international demand for the University’s courses.

“As the world’s leading professional law school, trusted by members of the legal profession for over 100 years, we had high expectations from the outset” said Paul Day, Acting CIO at The University of Law.  “We required a high bandwidth, high availability connectivity solution that would allow us to connect our facilities across the UK, ensuring that all staff and students had access to essential resources and information around the clock, without fail.”

Day continued:  “The legal services industry is reputation driven and fast-paced by nature and we needed to ensure that we could keep up with all developments and to ensure that our students continue to receive the very best tuition.  As a result, we needed a solution that was scalable enough to support the sometimes unpredictable and rapidly growing demand for our services from collaborators across the globe.  The flexibility of SSE Telecoms’ solution provides us with the confidence that our needs are not only met now, but also in the future, which will be crucial for us as we re-locate from York to Leeds.”

SSE Telecoms recently announced a significant network expansion, Project Edge, which was key to the University of Law in its rigorous selection process.  Project Edge is designed to greatly increase the service reach, capacity and service feature set for SSE Telecoms’ VPLS Ethernet platform, cementing its position as the high bandwidth service provider of choice for the UK’s leading enterprises.  This was crucial to the university, as it needs to facilitate the collaborative needs of its staff and students, while ensuring that the institution’s global reputation is protected from any embarrassing service outages.

“We are very proud to be working with the world’s leading professional law school, and look forward to supporting a seamless transition for its staff and students during the move from York to Leeds later this year,” said Chris Jagusz, managing director of SSE Telecoms.  “The face of modern education is continuously changing.  Our solutions have been built with flexibility in mind, which enables us to deliver a fully personalised service, as well as ongoing advice and technical expertise to ensure that the university’s staff and students continue to get the very best from our services.”

 

About SSE Telecoms

SSE Telecoms provides class-leading connectivity and data centre services that deliver cost efficiency and a competitive edge.  The company operates a 13,700km private telecoms network and an estate of 17 data centres that span the UK.  With its extensive telecoms and data centre operational expertise it offers commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resources.  With a passionate and conscientious team, as well as the backing of the SSE Group, it continues to invest in the future of its customers, staff, services, and infrastructure.

For further information, please visit: http://www.ssetelecoms.com/

 

About The University of Law

For law students and legal service providers across the globe, The University of Law is the leading international professional law school.  For over 100 years, the University of Law – formerly the College of Law – has been helping lawyers achieve their professional ambitions.  The world’s leading professional law school’s proven learning approach and international connections deliver client-focused lawyers, ready to meet the needs of today’s fast-paced, global legal services market. The University of Law is the destination of choice for current and future lawyers who want to maximise their career prospects.

For further information, please visit: http://www.law.ac.uk/