The federal Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has awarded Vocus subsidiary Nextgen Networks a contract to provide telecommunications services.
The almost $4 million deal covers wide area network (WAN) and internet connection services. The contract runs from October 2019 to September 2022.
Nextgen was picked from the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) whole-of-government Telecommunications Services Panel, a seven-supplier panel for managed WAN services, transport data link services and internet connection services.
“The department and the DTA selected Nextgen Networks as a result of this approach to the panel on the basis of value for money and their ability to meet the department’s technical requirements,” a department spokesperson told CRN.
The other suppliers in the panel include Macquarie Telecom, Optus, Sliced Tech, Telstra, TPG and Verizon Australia..
The win comes as Vocus has outlined a new channel strategy that will see it target government while working with its channel to win in other vertical markets.