Anittel wins AU$7m Tassie Govt telco tender

Anittel has secured a managed voice services deal with the Tasmanian Government worth at least AU$7 million.

As part of the Tasmanian Government's communications overhaul, Anittel has secured an AU$7 million managed voice services contract for the next five years.

Anittel will deploy a Cisco UC Call Manager platform, host all the servers, routers and switched infrastructure for the Tasmanian Government and provide handsets.

The infrastructure deal will work together with the AU$5 million deal that the government signed with MyNetFone for carriage services last month . The Tasmanian Government is seeking to completely replace its 20-year-old Telstra CustomNet Spectrum platform, which cost the government AU$30 million for three years of service .

Anittel will expand its node infrastructure to Tasmania as part of the deal, allowing the company to expand its existing offerings to other businesses in Tasmania.

The deal can be renewed for three years up to three times, and could ultimately be worth up to AU$45 million for Anittel.

The tender for the telecommunications consolidation contract was outed in September 2011. The Tasmanian Government said that Anittel won because of its cost efficiency, network infrastructure and existing presence in Tasmania.

"Anittel's managed voice service represents a bold and innovative technology direction. It enables us to build a service for the Tasmanian Government which will be a platform for integrated communications in the future," TMD general manager Piero Peroni said. TMD is a division within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, which develops and provides whole-of-government communications products.

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