WHY Zero42?

Michael Mansfield has been working in the telecom & data networks industry since 1986, having completed his apprenticeship whilst working at CAMTECH™ Electronics as part of the design team behind the famous Joint Academic NETwork [JNT X25] (JANet) the forerunner for what we now know as the internet.

Janet developed out of a number of local and research networks dating back to the 1970s. The JANet system first went live in April 1983, hosting about 50 sites with line speeds of 9.6 kbit/s. In the mid-80s the backbone was upgraded to a 2 Mbit/s backbone with 64 kbit/s access links, and a further upgrade in the early 1990s sped the backbone to 8 Mbit/s and the access links to 2 Mbit/s, making Janet the fastest X.25 network in the world.

Renowned for his in depth knowledge of both voice and data transmission protocols our founder has worked with some of the UK’s largest network providers, private corporations and government bodies whilst specialising in cyber counter-intelligence and network security.

CONTACT INFO
  • Address: Plantation Drive, Christchurch,,
    Dorset, BH23 5SG
  • Phone: 01425 291669
  • Email: support@zero42.com

Michael Mansfield has been working in the telecom & data networks industry since 1986, having completed his apprenticeship whilst working at CAMTECH™ Electronics as part of the design team behind the famous Joint Academic NETwork [JNT X25] (JANet) the forerunner for what we now know as the internet.

JANet developed out of a number of local and research networks dating back to the 1970s. The JANet system first went live in April 1983, hosting about 50 sites with line speeds of 9.6 kbit/s. In the mid-80s the backbone was upgraded to a 2 Mbit/s backbone with 64 kbit/s access links, and a further upgrade in the early 1990s sped the backbone to 8 Mbit/s and the access links to 2 Mbit/s, making Janet the fastest X.25 network in the world. Renowned for his in depth knowledge of both voice and data transmission protocols our founder has worked with some of the UK’s largest network providers, private corporations and government bodies whilst specialising in cyber/ counter-intelligence and network security.

Over the last 30 years, we have been fortunate enough to work with some pretty special and interesting clients. From providing a full telecom and data solution for Rover & MG Cars (remember them) to installing over 28km of cabling in, over and around Pinewood Studios in Ivor Heath (nr London) famous for the great Carry On films and of course the James Bond and Starwars Movies.

During the 1990’s and early 00nought’ies we were the largest supplier and installer of Nortel telephone systems outside of British Telecom and a principle reseller for Avaya, Tennyson and Nortel whilst also retaining Microsoft Gold Partner status.

Now relocated to the South coast of England, Zero42 is quickly becoming the first choice for a multitude of local businesses and individual clients alike.

I hope that you find our NEW website both informative and helpful, and a very warm welcome to Zero42.

Sincerely

Michael Mansfield