Damovo wins AU$16 million contract with ACS

Damovo wins A$16 million contract with ACS

EDS has dumped NEC and taken on Damovo for the provision of voice communications services for the Australian Customs Service (ACS).

Global communications services company Damovo has won a five-year managed services contract with EDS worth approximately AU$16 million, replacing all the existing NEC equipment with that of Mitel Networks.

Mitel, a global partner of Damovo, was chosen for its portfolio of communications solutions for migrating traditional PABX's to an IP environment.

Murray Harrison, ACS' chief information officer, said "Damovo and Mitel were able to clearly demonstrate their experience in IP communications solutions, as well as [their] complete understanding of the path ACS needed follow in its migration to an IP platform."

Harrison added that the new deal will reduce operating costs and improve network efficiency and scalability. Asked whether the ACS had calculated expected savings, Harrison replied that specific savings had not yet been determined but that they were expected to be considerable.

Robert Schwarz, managing director of Damovo Australia, said they were delighted to win the contract.

"The approach we are taking with the ACS of protecting their existing investments while migrating them towards a converged environment in line with their specific business needs -- it's proving to be a winning formula in the marketplace for us," Schwarz said.