MLL Telecom extends EastNet full fibre WAN 

MLL Telecom extends EastNet full fibre WAN 

16 October 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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MLL Telecom has been awarded the contract to further extend the EastNet Full Fibre Network WAN service. 

This news follows a joint initiative by East Northamptonshire Council and Borough Council of Wellingborough to join the EastNet partnership which is made up of councils and health trusts in Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. 

“This new initiative will allow many more council employees to use high-speed internet for accessing a range of next generation digital services,” said Stephen Hills, service manager at CPSN/EastNet

“It is in line with EastNet’s policy for improving the productivity and convenience of council staff and local communities.”

Under the contract between the two councils in Northamptonshire will see close to 20 sites being connected, mainly office buildings in and around Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, enabling council employees to benefit from ultrafast gigabit internet services.     

Specifically, MLL Telecom will carry out the extension of the EastNet WAN service before the end of the year. It is being procured under an existing framework agreement between MLL Telecom and Cambridgeshire County Council, which oversees the management of the shared public services network resource. 

“We are very pleased to see East Northamptonshire Council and Borough Council of Wellingborough joining EastNet so soon after MLL’s successful overhaul and upgrade of the existing WAN infrastructure to full fibre,” added Shaun Ledgerwood, CEO of MLL Telecom.

“Their support is further testimony to the success of the EastNet partnership as well as the trust placed in our managed network services – this all bodes well for the continued expansion of the network in the future.” 

Serving over 15,000 public sector employees, EastNet is one of the UK’s largest regional public services networks, operated by Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council.

In addition to district, city and county council offices, the growing number of sites connected across the region via EastNet includes schools, NHS Foundation trusts, public libraries and village halls.