RNIB unifies its national IT network

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has selected Claranet, the managed services provider, to supply and upgrade its wide area network (WAN)

This upgrade has brought together all of the charity's thirty sites across the UK and now provides a high-performance resilient network. This will allow RNIB to provide blind and partially sighted people better on-line access to the charity's full range of services.

Claranet has provided RNIB with a brand new WAN to keep essential applications performing and will enable the charity to ensure that it can provide greater access to online services and content in RNIB's National Library, which includes the charity's flagship service, Talking Books.

Jon Curry, Head of Information Technology at RNIB said, “Each day a large number of people rely on RNIB's services including our helpline, library service, online support and access to information about sight loss. Although our existing network had served us well in the past, it could no longer meet increasing demands for real-time, communication, collaboration and access to data and applications.

Our new network enables us to run our internal systems to a level of performance that will enable us to continue to provide the highest level of support to those with sight loss. Not only has Claranet met our needs, they've provided us with a comprehensive technical package, tailored to our specifications, and all at a competitive price.”

Michel Robert, Managing Director, Claranet UK says: “We understand the importance of RNIB’s work and want to supply them with a network that meets their exact business needs. With the new WAN service from Claranet, RNIB will be provided with an ultra-reliable network infrastructure that will support current and future internal and external communications, application and service delivery needs.”

Find out more:

  • For more information about RNIB, visit RNIB
  • For more information about Claranet's managed network services, visit managed networks
  • For more information about Claranet's connectivity services, visit connectivity services

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