This is a high level overview of our network. There is not much in the way of technical detail but it is often useful to know a bit more about how the routers that customers come across fit together and what we name them.
We have our equipment in three datacentres:
Maidenhead hosts various servers and isn't involved in general internet access for customers. Telehouse and Equinix are both in London and form our core network.
The two London sites each have interconnects to our wholesale carriers, they each have LNS and BGP routers as well as interconnects to the internet, via Internet Exchange Points, transit providers and direct connections to some of the large content providers.
Through FireBrick Ltd, we design and make our own range of routers. We deploy these extensively throughout our network as LNS and BGP and VoIP routers.
As of November 2023 we have a pool of around 24 LNSs named Gormless, and 3 named Witless. These are the routers that customers connect to when their router logs in to us. The Gormless routers handle customers with speeds of 80M and below, whilst Witless routers handle faster connections.
We then have around 13 BGP routers, named Aimless, which connect our network to the rest of the internet via the multiple connections we have to Internet Exchange points, transit providers and content providers.
In addition to this, we have numerous other routers, servers and networking equipment that is used to provide our services.