South Ayrshire Upgrade Wireless Network
South Ayrshire Council to upgrade its network infrastructure as part of its digital transformation strategy.
11:27 27 August 2018
South Ayrshire Council has appointed MLL Telecom to completely replace its existing wireless network infrastructure. The new Wide Area Network (WAN) will offer enhanced bandwidth in order to deliver additional and cost-effective connectivity that can better support council services, including CCTV, traffic lights and public WiFi over the new core network.
Councillor Peter Henderson said: “We’re working to ensure our customers can access services reliably, and at a time that suits them. Our new contract with MLL will bring our ICT communications bang up to date with faster and more reliable voice and data connections, improved security, and systems which can adapt to changing customer needs. These improvements will also allow us to upgrade Wi-Fi access for schools, customers and council staff, and replace outdated and costly technologies such as radio systems and hard-wired CCTV cameras.”
Ross Duke, technology director at MLL Telecom said “Having grown up in Ayr, I know first-hand the challenges that South Ayrshire communities face as a result of poor network infrastructure. It’s time that the ageing infrastructure is brought into the future and is able to support the council’s digital transformation plans. We’ll be combining our experience as a managed service provider to the public sector and demonstrating our ability to provide a resilient, reliable and secure solution to upgrade a network that is no longer fit for purpose.”