THE PUBLIC SECTOR NETWORK FOR WALES
Over 110 organisations connected across multiple sectors.
WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN WALES
PSBA enables local health boards, local authorities, higher and further education, emergency services and
other public sector organisations in Wales to deliver effective and efficient services to our citizens.
WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC SECTOR, FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR, IN WALES
PSBA provides technology that enables police forces, ambulance services and fire and rescue services to improve emergency response times, drive productivity and keep communities safe.
PSBA Roaming securely connects NHS and social care workers to their home networks from different sites and ensures they have access to the information they need while on the move.
PSBA connects higher and further education institutions and more than 1,500 schools in Wales. Our WebSafe service offers unparalleled network security, allowing schools to manage the risks associated with internet usage and identify inappropriate online content.
PSBA provides network connectivity for all 22 local authorities, enabling employees to stay connected while on the move with secure, fast and convenient network access.
Welsh Government and other smaller public sector organisations, such as national park authorities and housing associations, are already benefiting from new PSBA services and flexible options for cost-effective growth.
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Our public sector organisations span the whole of Wales.
Click on a sector below to find out where these organisations are located.
Reliable broadband is essential to teachers who want to be able to make the most of the available online resources. The school’s previous Internet connection provided just 0.5Mbps download and even slower upload speeds which simply wasn’t sufficient. Fay and her team were wasting huge amounts of time waiting for the browser to kick-in, impacting teaching time. Teachers couldn’t complete the most basic of tasks, such as sending an e-mail with an attachment. Pupils were unable to work on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects.
PSBA implemented a FTTP solution. The school is now benefitting from download speeds of up to 80Mbps, 150 times faster than its previous service. The pupils can fully participate in online learning experiences.
NWFRS struggled to deliver high speed, cost effective connectivity to its rural stations. The firefighters complete vital training and up-skilling activities on a weekly basis which require network connectivity. Given drill nights take place during peak broadband hours, the connection was sluggish and intermittent.
PSBA provided a mixture of network bearers to meet the needs of NWFRS. Download and upload speeds are now fast enough to make the “drill night slow down” a thing of the past. Stations are receiving faster and, more importantly, more reliable connectivity.
Health and social services employees couldn’t co-locate effectively, as one, or other of the services could only access the internet via lower grade guest wireless access. As collaboration is key, the way they worked needed to change to enable secure, fast and convenient data access from any council building.
PSBA roaming has enhanced cross boundary working between the health authority and the council. Each set of workers are now able to easily log onto their native network instantly from either office.
With their previous web proxy server, SRS was unable to manage concerning web browsing activity in real-time. To over come this, staff/workers would have to generate reports and analyse data to spot issues.
SRS now has the ability to configure alerts. Reports of concerning web browsing activity are now accessed in real time, meaning swift action can be taken if necessary. The capability to filter and report any search phrases within Google and YouTube is another benefit. These safeguarding features are crucial in the education environment.