Connectivity and Network Services

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

1. Connectivity and Network Services
a. Who provides your WAN and internet connectivity and the annual spend on each
b. Who provides your SIP trunks and what is the annual spend
c. Who provides your WAN services, is this MPLS, SD WAN or Internet, and what is the annual spend
d. Who provides your LAN infrastructure and what is your annual spend
e. Who provides your WIFI infrastructure and what is your annual spend
f. Please confirm the manufacturer(s) of your wired network core and edge switching?
g. When was your core network installed?
h. Has it been updated subsequently?
i. Who maintains your core network?
j. When is the contract renewal date?
k. Please confirm value of the initial project?
l. Please confirm the value of annual support/maintenance services (in £)?

Yours faithfully,

Philip Mansfield

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Dear Mr Mansfield,

INFORMATION REQUEST

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Our Ref: 11354   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to Connectivity
and Network services.
Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response.

Q.1 Who provides your WAN and internet connectivity and the annual spend
on each  

BT £840000 / Pulsant £210,620.40 

Q.2 Who provides your SIP trunks and what is the annual spend 

Gamma £19008.48 

Q.3 Who provides your WAN services, is this MPLS, SD WAN or Internet, and
what is the annual spend 

BT MPLS - £878,144.87 from September 2021 until August 2022.  

Q.4 Who provides your LAN infrastructure and what is your annual spend 

BT - £35000 

Q.5 Who provides your WIFI infrastructure and what is your annual spend 

BT approx £10,000 & KBR Approximately £20,000 

Q.6 Please confirm the manufacturer(s) of your wired network core and edge
switching? 

CISCO 

Q.7 When was your core network installed? 

Darlington and Stockton 2017 

County Hall 2021 

Q.8 Has it been updated subsequently? 

No 

Q.9 Who maintains your core network? 

In House Network Team. BT contract for hardware replacements 

Q.10 When is the contract renewal date?

September 2023

 

Q.11 Please confirm value of the initial project? 

£1,650,000 

Q.12 Please confirm the value of annual support/maintenance services (in
£) 

£12000 

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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
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Northumberland
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