HP subsidiary and Indian-based IT outsourcer mPhasiS has officially unveiled a new service delivery centre at the University of Wollongong over the weekend, which is set to create over 200 jobs in the region.
mPhasiS provides applications services, remote management services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services. The university centre will provide specialists for the telecommunications industry within Australia and New Zealand, as well as lab facilities for testing specific applications.
The "near shore" centre will create 265 jobs over five years, according to mPhasiS.
mPhasiS' regional director, Sudhir Mathur, said that Australia and New Zealand are incredibly important markets for the Indian-based company.
"The mPhasiS Near Shore Development and Delivery Centre is a key investment that we are making to cater specifically to clients in this region. Furthermore, our partnership with University of Wollongong will work towards the development of local talent and create exciting employment opportunities in the region," Mathur said.
While the centre is currently located at the University of Wollongong's main campus, mPhasiS intends to shift it to the university's commercial innovation campus precinct in 2011.
The university's vice-chancellor, Professor Gerard Sutton, said that the centre is set to put Wollongong's innovation campus "on the map" as a global ICT hub.
The centre was officially opened on Saturday by NSW State Treasurer Eric Roozendaal and Consul General of India Amit Dasgupta.