Amcom bags $20m NT govt deal

Telecommunications provider Amcom has scored a $20 million contract to provide telecommunications services to the Northern Territory Government over a five-year period.

Telecommunications provider Amcom has scored a $20 million contract to provide telecommunications services to the Northern Territory Government over a five-year period.

The agreement would see Amcom extending its existing fibre networks in both Darwin and Alice Springs to provide data services to government agencies and schools, according to the company. It said its estimated capital expenditure would be "in the order of $10 million" and that it expected to complete the project by September.

"This is a beachhead contract of significant value and provides us with expanded infrastructure and scale to capture further organic opportunities in Darwin and Alice Springs," Amcom CEO Clive Stein said in a statement.

The contract would also see the provider establish an office in Darwin and would also allow the company to provide new services to business customers, the company said.

Diamond Communications — a subsidiary of Ausdrill — had been appointed as lead contractor for the project.