Optus, Brisbane Council ink $60 million IP deal

Telco to deliver IP solutions to council

Brisbane City Council has awarded Optus a $60 million network managed services contract to transform its telecommunications network infrastructure to a new IP-based communications system.

During the seven year deal, Optus will implement a new data network for the council utilising its own Optus Evolve IP network to connect approximately 200 council sites.

Optus enterprise and business managing director, John Simon, says the deal is a significant win for the Telco in the Queensland local government sector.

“Optus has a strong track record in Queensland where we have extensive network infrastructure having invested significantly in the state over many years,” Simon said.

“This investment, which includes the Reef Network acquired by Optus in 2005, has enabled us to bring competition to the Queensland telecommunications sector, leading to improved service levels and better value for business, government and consumer customers alike.”

Optus will also implement a new IP telephony system for use by the council’s 8,000 staff, as well as a new IP contact centre solution.

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