The contract will provide Lanarkshire-based SEEMiS Group, which is used by every council-run primary and secondary school throughout the country for education administration, with access to Commsworld’s ultra-fast UK-wide Optical Core Network.
The agreement will provide significant extra capacity, as well as a more resilient and robust service. In particular, it will improve connectivity through Commsworld’s own infrastructure.
SEEMiS is a vital resource in today’s world of education. It provides day-to-day digital administrative support for teachers, education officials and public sector bodies including local authorities and government.
An example is through the recording of attendance at all primaries and secondaries, as well as most nurseries throughout Scotland; facilitating school administrators to contact, via text message, parents/carers as required.
Resilience is important as the system enables public bodies to compile the most up to date figures for reports on, for instance, pupil attendance, and absences due to COVID.
Commsworld is seen as the perfect fit as its network centres around its use of dark fibre. Dark fibre allows for low latency levels, meaning Commsworld manages the process of data transference from end to end which makes it more resilient, secure, flexible and agile.
Charles Quinn, Chief Commercial Officer for Commsworld, said: “We are delighted to have agreed this contract with SEEMiS Group. SEEMiS is a vital resource for schools and education administrators the length and breadth of the country. So it is vital that SEEMiS has the best connectivity that can be provided, connectivity that is 100% resilient.
“Commsworld can provide SEEMiS with this through our own network, as we manage the process of data transference from end to end. By operating our own core equipment over Dark Fibre this allows us to maintain full control and deliver massively scalable bandwidth whilst keeping latency across Scotland and the UK as low as physically possible.
“The role that digital and data connectivity plays in education today has never been more important. So it is heartening that as a business SEEMiS is fully embracing the connectivity we have to offer.”
Danny Gallacher, Chief Executive of SEEMiS Group, said: “This new contract with Commsworld provides a real step change in our capability, stronger resilience and greater flexibility.”
“With the right digital infrastructure, provided by Commsworld, we firmly believe we will provide a significantly better, faster and more resilient service going forward.”