Flattening obligations for PSN Protected network service providers
Government wants the Public Services Network (PSN) to operate as a single, flat network. This will let PSN network customers:
- consume any service from either the PSN Protected (PSN-P) and PSN Assured (PSN-A) networks
- have network traffic freely route between themselves and other customers
PSN-P providers will implement this flattening at the network level, and must do this to ensure their PSN compliance certificate remains valid.
These obligations only apply to PSN-P connectivity service providers, some of which also operate PSN-A networks. PSN-A only connectivity service providers don’t need to do any flattening.