Optus Business wins $6 million telecommunications contract with Department of Health

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Optus Business wins $6 million telecommunications contract with Department of Health

Optus Business was appointed by the Department of Health to consolidate its telecommunication products and services under a single service agreement.

The three-year, $6 million deal will include wide area network (WAN) services in addition to mobile and voice to the department’s 5000 staff.

“We look forward to working with the Department of Health to support their digitalisation and innovation agenda, through the provision of high-performance infrastructure and ICT services,” Optus Business managing director John Paitaridis said.

“Optus is committed to providing services that are cost effective, robust and scalable to meet the Department of Health’s current and future needs as they deliver the nation’s health and wellbeing.”

Optus Business developed the WAN and voice environment with multiple levels of redundancy and resiliency. The department said the arrangement would support its national footprint.

This contract also adds to Optus Business’ existing relationships with the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Home Affairs, supporting three of the four largest Australian government departments.

“With our recent addition to the supplier panel for Department of Defence, Optus Business is now involved in supporting three of the four largest Government departments in Australia, reinforcing our position as a market leading telco and ICT provider,” Paitaridis said.

Last week, Optus revealed its 2018 financial year results, with Optus Business’ earnings dipping by $6 million despite gains in ICT and managed services and a bump from its enterprise mobile division.

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