Optus wins AU$60m Virgin Australia deal

Summary:Optus will supply telecommunications services to airline company Virgin Australia over the next five years in a deal worth AU$60 million.

Optus has been tapped to supply telecommunications services to airline company Virgin Australia in a five-year deal worth AU$60 million.

The company will provide domestic and international services, and managed services to the airline over Optus' managed data network, Optus announced today. ZDNet confirmed that the deal is an expansion from a voice and mobile service that Optus had offered to Virgin, over to a full IT service provision.

The company's managing director of Optus Business John Paitaridis said Optus is working with its parent company SingTel to leverage services out across the Asia-Pacific region.

"We have a united focus on delivering a state-of-the-art solution for Virgin Australia. This win is a further proof point of our recent restructure to bring together all our people, assets, and capabilities into one organisation," he said in a statement.

"We believe Optus Business can deliver a true one-stop-shop customer experience, and our new five-year agreement with Virgin Australia reinforces our credentials in this space."

Virgin Australia's decision to stick with Optus appears to not have been impacted by a recent router outage that brought down Virgin Australia's new Sabre check-in system. At the time, Virgin Australia was quick to blame the Optus router, rather than the newly installed check-in system.

Topics: Telcos, Optus, Travel Tech

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