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NHS Wales network bandwidth increased

Digital services using the NHS Wales network are benefitting from a big increase in bandwidth. This increase allows for speedier image sharing, improved remote working for GPs, and more reliable video conferencing and communications using Microsoft Office 365.

The bandwidth has been increased to 5gb with circuit changes implemented allowing a further increase to 10gb, when required.

The enhanced bandwidth comes on the heels of rapid improvements in network capability by the NWIS Core Services team and cooperation between Welsh Government, Welsh health boards, service suppliers like BT, and many other organisations.

To accommodate these improvements, the Core Services team has redesigned the network to include new equipment and upgraded services.