21/06/2016

Angus Council joins Scottish Wide Area Network

21st June 2016 - SWAN announces that Angus Council has joined the Scottish Wide Area Network.  Angus Council comprises in excess of 60 educational and corporate establishments, delivering services to 108,000 residents.  The SWAN service being delivered comprises some 63 circuits utilising bandwidths up to 1 Gb/sec.

Angus Council is the latest public sector body to join SWAN, and it joins more than 50 other organisations that are benefiting from infrastructure and service sharing, lowering costs and improving connectivity across the whole public sector in Scotland.

Mark Armstrong, strategic director of resources at Angus Council said:

"Joining SWAN is a significant step for the council. The new network will lead to a greater level of collaboration and sharing across the public sector and Angus will benefit from that functionality in terms of its ambition to be a digital council by 2020."

Eddie Cronie, managing director of SWAN said:

"The addition of Angus Council to the Scottish Wide Area Network shows that SWAN has become a crucial part of Scotland's national IT infrastructure.  For Angus Council, the benefits of SWAN's economies of scale means that staff will have access to faster, better networking at a reduced cost."