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May-July 2021

Belgium’s Federal Justice Service advances digitally with fast networks

Aiming to address the new normal of its legal service in the post-Covid world, Belgium’s Federal Public Service (FPS) Justice has implemented a network that offers high-speed connectivity across 240 buildings. Said to be 20 times faster than the previous network, it enables digitisation of the justice system’s services, including court hearings and prison visitations, so they can now be held remotely. The network infrastructure refresh – implemented by cloud-driven networking company Extreme Networks in partnership with security services provider Orange Cyberdefense Belgium – is also designed to enable more than 23,000 employees and thousands of users, such as citizens and the police, to exchange information securely, access critical applications and improve operational efficiency. “Digitising the justice system securely and at speed has been a long-standing objective of the Belgian government to both modernise and improve services,” said Jimmy De Laet, ICT infrastructure director for the Federal Public Service Justice. “Thanks ...

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