Commsworld scoops major Renfrewshire Council deal

Commsworld has been awarded a £15m contract by Renfrewshire Council to upgrade its digital connectivity and services across the region.

In a deal lasting 17 years, Edinburgh-headquartered Commsworld is partnering with CityFibre to roll out full fibre connectivity to approximately 180 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% of the new network, with Commsworld delivering connectivity to the remaining sites and providing all services over the new network.

Construction in Renfrewshire is set to begin this summer creating a core network of approximately 130km. 

Commsworld Chief Operating Officer Bruce Strang (pictured) said: “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.”

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