NSW Government Taps Optus Business as Key Telecoms Supplier

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Optus Business has been awarded a place on the NSW Government’s whole-of-government Telecommunications Purchasing Arrangements for fixed voice services, mobile, fixed data and internet services.

The agreement, which a NSW Government DFSI panel negotiated on a whole-of-government basis, will see Optus Business able to deliver services across all voice, data and mobile. The five-year agreement, which came into effect on 1 July 2018, is not mandatory for agencies but offers them the assurance of the NSW Government’s collective buying power.

John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business, said: “We are excited about the opportunities to deliver the service to underpin the NSW Government’s digital strategy. NSW agencies still have the flexibility of choice as well as the confidence of Optus’ enterprise grade solutions.”

“These partnerships are critical to realising the NSW Government’s digital strategy – to deliver smart, simple and seamless services to everyone in NSW,” said Greg Wells, NSW Government Chief Information and Digital Officer. NSW Government employs more than 300,000 people across the state.

The agreement will undergo an annual review by both parties to ensure it keeps pace with the needs and offerings of the quickly evolving telecommunications technology.