The scope of the agreement covers the supply and support of a broad range of wired and wifi network equipment including:
Devices with firewall capabilities
Low-end customer premises equipment (CPE)
Mid-range enterprise and high-end, carrier-class type equipment supporting 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above.
It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, voice over internet protocol (VoIP) products and associated ancillary goods and services including software, cabling and installation.
The framework runs until 30 September 2021, with an option to extend for a further two years until 30 September 2023.
Who is the network equipment framework for?
It is open to higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research council establishments in the UK.
It can also be used by any other organisations connected to the Janet Network, including local authorities, regional broadband consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.