NSW adds Vertel as approved SD-WAN supplier

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 04 June, 2019

NSW adds Vertel as approved SD-WAN supplier

Australian telecommunications service provider Vertel has been selected as an approved supplier of software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services for the NSW Government.

Vertel has been added to the approved supplier list for SD-WAN services under the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation’s Network Application-as-a-Service Telecommunications Purchasing Arrangements (TPA).

Vertel uses technology from Nokia’s Nuage Networks for its managed SD-WAN offering, which is specifically designed for large-scale government and enterprise organisations.

The managed service enables the delivery of a range of enhanced ICT services such as managed security, unified communications, IP-PBX, videoconferencing, carrier-grade WLAN, private LTE, push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) services.

“Vertel’s proven Nuage Networks core service platform is used by some of the largest telcos in the world. For government this provides certainty in regard to the ongoing incorporation of a wide range of international user requirements and future functional enhancements,” Vertel Commercial Director Tony Hudson said.

“The Vertel SD-WAN service is deployed and operated within Australia meaning that operational data is under Vertel’s full control from the edge device to the core infrastructure supporting it ensuring the sovereignty and security of data.”

Vertel has already been appointed as an approved provider of data carriage services under the TPA contract, and was selected in 2015 as a participant in eHealth NSW’s Health Wide Area Network project.

SD-WAN separates the control plane from networking hardware and implements it as software in the cloud, resulting in an overlay network that can be configured and customised in real time through a single portal. It is capable of incorporating any wired or wireless transport network including the nbn, wireless broadband, LTE or satellite services.

Image courtesy Vertel.

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