COMMSWORLD has landed a £15 million contract with Renfrewshire Council to upgrade its connectivity.

The deal will see the firm roll out full fibre to around 180 council buildings including schools, local libraries, and community centres, as well as CCTV and traffic control systems.

Edinburgh-headquartered Commsworld, a UK-wide provider of networking and connectivity solutions, said it is linking up with CityFibre in a “landmark deal” lasting 17 years.

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CityFibre will design, build, operate and own more than 80 per cent of the network, with Commsworld delivering connectivity to the remaining sites.

Commsworld claims the deal is the largest public sector contract agreed in the UK this year so far.

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Bruce Strang, of Commsworld, 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, of CityFibre, said: “The coronavirus has highlighted the critical role of digital connectivity in our daily lives and this will only continue to increase.

“We are delighted to be working alongside Commsworld.”