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Suffolk Cloud Partnership extends network contract with MLL Telecom


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Suffolk Cloud Partnership (SCP) has extended its contract with MLL Telecom for a managed network service by another five years.

Suffolk County Council, anchor tenant of the SCP framework, signed the contract, which is open to any other public sector organisation around East Anglia to procure network connectivity services.

It has been valued in excess of £7 million and takes in a range managed wide area network services for over 600 sites in the region. These include resilient gateways for secure access to Microsoft Azure, Public Services Network and Health and Social Care Network services from within MLL’s Cloud platform, internet access and DDOS services, and SIP and Microsoft Teams direct routing telephony. 

MLL is also providing SmoothWall content filtering for schools throughout the region, and its hosted RADIUS platform for GovRoam Wi-Fi services to give social care workers access to Wi-Fi on NHS sites.

Future proofing

Cllr Matthew Hicks, leader of Suffolk County Council, said: “The new agreement provides for an optimised network solution to provide best value for the council and the SCP participant community. The solution will future proof the SCP and MLL’s commitments to social value and minimising their environmental impact will make a positive contribution to the region.”

The network will also continue to support the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership growth strategy.

SCP has been working with MLL since signing the original contract in 2010.

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