Edinburgh’s Commsworld in 'landmark' contract to rewire Renfrewshire
Under a “landmark deal” lasting 17 years, the firm is partnering with CityFibre to rollout full-fibre connectivity to about 180 Renfrewshire Council buildings including schools, local libraries and community centres, as well as the region’s CCTV and traffic control systems.
CityFibre will design, build, operate and own more than 80 per cent of the new network, with Commsworld delivering connectivity to the remaining sites and providing all services over the system.
Construction in Renfrewshire is set to begin this summer creating a core network of some 130 kilometres.
The deal is believed to be the largest public sector network contract agreed in the UK this year. Commsworld has established a track record in modernising public sector networks in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Glasgow.
Commsworld chief operating officer Bruce Strang said: “This is a very exciting new contract for Commsworld. We look forward to working with Renfrewshire Council to transform its wide area network and delivering a step change in the bandwidth available to the region’s schools.
“We have demonstrated a track record of success in delivering massively enhanced infrastructure to Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Glasgow, and look forward to delivering the same for Renfrewshire Council.”
Rob Hamlin, chief commercial officer at CityFibre, said: “The coronavirus has highlighted the critical role of digital connectivity in our daily lives and this will only continue to increase. We are delighted to be working alongside Commsworld.”
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