Pinacl Solutions



Aberystwyth University

Pinacl provided Aberystwyth University with a dark fibre network infrastructure where the University would own the fibre assets within the financial constraints of the project.

Aberystwyth University went out to tender for a new network that would provide them with a flexible and futureproof solution. Aberystwyth University selected the Janet Telecoms Framework agreement as a cost effective and efficient method of procuring the replacement network.

As a multi-campus University, Aberystwyth has a number of student residences located in the town. The University wanted to enhance the network capacity between the main campus and the student accommodation in the town.

The University had the choice of upgrading their existing leased line circuits to deliver the improved network capacity or to invest in their own dark fibre infrastructure.

Dark Fibre networks are no longer readily available from network suppliers and typically attract high connection and ongoing annual rental charges. However Pinacl's Dark Fibre proposition fully met the University’s requirements whilst providing them with the options to lease or own the dark fibre assets outright.

The dark fibre network install was completed in just 5 weeks which has greatly exceeded the University’s expectations.

This meant that the University was able to switch to its new network well ahead of schedule. As part of the contract, Aberystwyth University have an ongoing maintenance contract with Pinacl which ensures that an engineer is dispatched to site within the given SLA to repair any faults that may occur on the fibre network.

Pinacl Solutions have also provided the University with proposals on expanding the dark fibre network in the future, to connect other University owned buildings within the Town or to act as a backbone for a public wireless solution.