anticipates the project will be completed in late 2001.
SNSL will also design, commission and deliver the new Cisco-based Internet Protocol network using Gigabit Ethernet in readiness for a controlled migration from its existing Token Ring technology.
Peter Halls, managing director at SNSL said: "This network will support the British Airways e-business strategy whilst providing ongoing productivity gain and cost efficiencies.
SNSL will take full management responsibility for the new IP Metropolitan Area Network and RiverSoft's solutions will play a key role in the day-to-day management of this network.
RiverSoft is the first product to offer such levels of flexibility and at the same time offer such a wide coverage of network-related issues," commented Mark Wilkins, product manager at SNSL.
Some of the leading names that look to SNSL for its expertise include Ford, Coca-Cola, British Airways, Credit Suisse First Boston, Lancashire Education Authority, Liverpool City Council and The British Library.
Partnering with firms like SNSL, one of the foremost network integrators in the business, is integral to our strategy to expand our business in major international markets," said Anil Singhal, NetScout's chairman and chief executive officer.
SNSL, a two-time winner of the Networking Industry Awards for `System Integrator of the Year' and voted `Best Systems Integrator' by the Telecommunication Users Association (TUA), offers a network support operation which is one of the best in the industry.
SNSL is a (pound)120m-plus company employing over 350 people in the UK and offers its leading-edge customers an extensive range of integrated network services for the entire lifecycle of a network.