DIBP awards $115m contract to Optus Business

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 05 November, 2015

DIBP awards $115m contract to Optus Business

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has awarded Optus Business a three-year, $115 million ICT services contract.

Under the agreement Optus will support the migration of the telecom services of the former Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection into the new integrated agency.

Optus will support around 15,000 IP handsets, 1000 wireless access points, 1000 LAN switches as well as CCTV and radio links.

The company will supply a managed help desk and offer multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), satellite and mobile data communications capabilities.

“Optus will be providing design and implementation support as the department optimises their telecommunications infrastructure, data centres, telephony platforms and their ICT needs moving forward,” Optus Business Managing Director John Paitaridis said.

“This agreement demonstrates our track record in delivering secure, integrated and scalable managed ICT services that will underpin DIBP’s mission-critical operations.”

The DIBP’s CIO Randall Brugeaud added that the contract is expected to help the department seamlessly integrate its telecom environment and accomplish its core objectives of supporting migration, encouraging trade and overseeing border protection efforts.

Optus Business provides ICT services to a number of federal government agencies including the ATO and the Department of Agriculture.

Pictured: Optus Business Managing Director John Paitaridis.

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