The win extends the longstanding relationship between Optus and the Department of Immigration to 18 years, alongside other Federal Government contracts the company has with the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Agriculture.
Under the three-year agreement, the Business division of Optus will support the integration of the telecommunications services for the newly merged department.
The deal provides for Optus to support close to 15,000 IP handsets, more than 1,000 Wireless Access Points and nearly 1,000 LAN switches, CCTV and Radio, all supported by a fully integrated and managed help desk. This is underpinned by Optus’ high-performance multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) carriage network, satellite communications and mobile data to approximately 200 sites throughout Australia.
“We are committed to a strategic partnership with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This agreement demonstrates our track record in delivering secure, integrated and scalable managed ICT services that will underpin DIBP’s mission critical operations.”
Randall Brugeaud, Chief Information Officer, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, said the agreement with Optus provides “dynamic, secure infrastructure to seamlessly integrate our telecommunications environment and support our future vision for the organisation”.
“We are looking forward to working with Optus as we pursue our strategic objectives to promote responsive migration, advance trade and revenue, and lead border innovation.”