Surf Telecoms provides Cornwall College with high speed WAN
Surf Telecoms has won a four year contract to provide wide area network (WAN) communications services to Cornwall College.
The network provided by Surf Telecoms both increases the capacity of the existing infrastructure and extends the services between multiple sites in Cornwall and up to Worcester in the Midlands.
Cornwall College is one of the UK’s largest further education colleges with over 45,000 students and 2,800 staff. Its WAN provided by Surf will run all the communications services to all sites and support the applications of both its main and back up data centres over a resilient ring topology.
‘Surf Telecoms has provided us with robust and secure wide area network services to facilitate all our internal voice, data and video services with connectivity to all 13 sites. We are able to provide full campus communications services to all sites at a fixed low cost. The infrastructure provided by Surf enables even the smallest facility to run training remote courses over IP telephony without the incremental charges from a carrier,’ said Steve Cant, head of IT and systems, Cornwall College Group.
The work to provision this network has now been completed and services are live. The project delivers a 1Gb core network infrastructure where necessary and high bandwidth 100Mg connections to all the sites in the Cornwall College Group.
The network contract is designed to support the growing demand for communications traffic and was won in an open public tender. The project was delivered on time and has met all the needs for potential increases in capacity.
The new WAN not only encompasses the seven main sites in Cornwall, it also includes facilities in Devon and Worcestershire.
Surf’s commercial manager, Steve Blew, commented, ‘We are delighted to have won this tender to supply the Cornwall College Group and look forward to a continued working relationship with the network team.’