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Nottingham University chooses Telstra Global to connect international campuses

Telstra Global
Thursday 07 March 13

The University of Nottingham has selected Telstra Global to provide a fully managed Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network to support communications between its UK and Asian campuses. The solution will ensure reliable and robust communications between its main centre in Nottingham and international campuses in Malaysia and China, which have more than 8,000 enrolled students. The three year deal will see Telstra&rsquo…

The University of Nottingham has selected Telstra Global to provide a fully managed Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network to support communications between its UK and Asian campuses. The solution will ensure reliable and robust communications between its main centre in Nottingham and international campuses in Malaysia and China, which have more than 8,000 enrolled students.

The three year deal will see Telstra’s MPLS network support all inter-campus communications between its academic communities, with the network being used heavily for video conferencing. Students and supporting administrative staff will be able to route video and voice over the network, with the provision of automatic failover to offer traffic stability, high network availability and reduced downtime.

“The University anticipates improvements in connection speed, doubling the previous international subscribed bandwidth to our Asian campuses. This service is expected to offer significant benefits and value in supporting the continued growth of communication and collaboration between the University's Asian campuses." stated Caroline Gregory, Head of IT Support at the University of Nottingham.

In selecting Telstra Global, Simon Miller, Network Management Officer at the University commented, "Telstra has points of presence where the University operates in Asia. Their long standing relationships within Asia will help support the University's international campus network infrastructure as it grows both operationally and strategically."

The University's International Campus Network infrastructure is critical in supporting a number of growing university services like video conferencing, which encourages reduction in carbon footprint, and internal business and learning applications.

The University of Nottingham is currently ranked in the top one per cent in the global league tables and it educates almost 43,000 students across its combined campuses worldwide.
Its Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Greenaway, said the University’s use of this and other Telstra solutions align perfectly with its goals of innovation and excellence on a global scale.

“We have a unique global footprint with campuses across Malaysia and China, a value of which is becoming ever more apparent in our increasingly globalised world. We are highly driven by innovation and are proud to be regularly amongst the first universities in the world to trial the latest IT and communication technologies. We want to have the potential to provide greater access to learning materials and lectures, whilst having the flexibility to meet with new demands and evolve within a rapidly changing education environment,” Professor Greenaway said,

Telstra Global Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Mr Tom Homer added, “We are very pleased about this partnership, in which Telstra Global can help the Nottingham University build stronger links with their Asian campuses. It is great to see such a well-respected institution harness our technology to improve the way education is being delivered.”

Telstra owns one of the most technologically advanced IP backbone global networks in the Asia Pacific region, offering an extensive portfolio of state-of-the-art solutions to global customers, including voice, mobile, broadband, IP, MPLS and managed services. 


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