LMN works with the education community in London to encourage and support the effective exploitation of the network and other information technologies for the benefit of students, teachers and researchers. To obtain optimum performance and best value for the community, LMN provides training, professional development and peer exchange programmes. LMN speaks up for its members when their voices need to be heard and engages with suppliers of services and technologies to ensure that the necessary monitoring, communication, training, events and support are readily available and widely communicated.
The London Metropolitan Network was set up in 1997 to run the high-speed data backbone and connections to individual higher education institutions in London, and to connect this MAN to the UK-wide university network called JANET. A few years later the scope expanded to include connectivity to all further education institutions in London.
In 2008 JANET took over responsibility for all UK regional MANs. LMN’s running of the London region data network transitioned to JANET in 2010/11.
In 2019, LMN Members voted to transfer its activities to the UCISA London Group.