Suffolk Cloud Network

A network infrastructure project is delivering fast and flexible network connections across public sector sites in Suffolk.

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Suffolk Cloud Network is a new network infrastructure project that will provide fast, highly flexible network connections to public sector sites in Suffolk.

It represents a major step towards providing the best possible network services for Suffolk. It's expected to meet our growing demand for bandwidth for the next 20 years.

The Suffolk Cloud Network is a partnership between Suffolk County Council and other public sector organisations.

These organisations include:

  • all the district and borough councils
  • a local clinical commissioning group
  • two NHS acute trusts

The network is provided by MLL Telecoms, in partnership with CityFibre. The new fibre network extends to over 200 public sector sites in Suffolk (the Suffolk Cloud Network).

The network was partly funded by a £5.9 million grant from the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) fund. This allowed us to increase the scope of the project from 3 to 10 towns in Suffolk.

These towns are:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Felixstowe
  • Haverhill
  • Ipswich
  • Lowestoft
  • Mildenhall
  • Newmarket
  • Stowmarket
  • Sudbury
  • Woodbridge

The fibre rollout was completed in March 2022.

The projects vision was to build spine connections between the public sector buildings in the participating towns. This would enable the private sector and partners to consider adding connections that over time, will offer a full-fibre service to business and provide a platform for Fibre to The Home (FTTH) initiatives.

This project is a key enabler to transform the way we do business in Suffolk and provide cost savings associated with a single aggregated and managed network.

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