18:45 13 February 2018
Glasgow City Council has awarded Commsworld, a homegrown SME, a £30 million, seven-year information and communication (ICT) contract that aims to deliver greatly enhanced Wide Area Network of ultrafast, pure-fibre connectivity to the city’s schools, libraries, and other council buildings. As part of the contract, Commsworld will also rollout an IP Telephony solution for a 180 seat contact centre and more than 16,000 council users.
Glasgow City Council digital champion, Cllr Angus Millar, said: “Glasgow’s rapid development as a digital, connected city gives us the chance to completely rethink how we use technology to improve lives and communities.
“From world-class digital learning in our schools, to better connected businesses, access to top-quality infrastructure will transform Glasgow into one of the best-connected cities anywhere in Europe.
“Having one of Scotland’s big tech SME success stories at the very heart of that transformation is testament to their innovation and will help deliver huge benefits to the whole city.”
Ricky Nicol, chief executive of Commsworld, said: “This contract has effectively given the green light for Glasgow to become a truly digital city capable of attracting the most exciting businesses in the world.
“It’s vital that our Scottish cities and their people are at the cutting edge of technology – so it is fantastic that so many will now benefit thanks to this council’s ambition and foresight.”
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