SecureTel has signed a $3 million deal to supply IPC Employment with telecommunications services, including high-speed networks across 32 sites.
Formerly the government-owned CES, IPC Employment is a privatised job network member.
SecureTel was selected over other providers such as Telstra and AAPT, according to IPC managing director, Ian Trevallion.
“Providing professional job placement services as a part of the job network requires a great deal of support from our partners," he said. "We knew that SecureTel had the right solution for us.”
SecureTel managing director, David Stevens, told ARN the deal was based on an existing relationship with IPC.
“We have provided IPC with secure Internet access and services, and the ability to bundle this with data services was beneficial to the deal,” he said.
“IPC has committed to a centralised computing model using a very large Citrix cluster to deliver Microsoft Office, EA3000 and other mission critical applications to its highly distributed user base.”
SecureTel general manager of data products, Trent Simshauser, said the deal would provide IPC with a statewide MPLS-based Private IP network that would connect 32 locations and 450 employees to IPC’s Sydney-based data centre.
“The network will carry mission critical business applications hosted both natively and over latency critical Citrix sessions,” he said.
“A mixture of last mile technologies such as DSL, Frame Relay and Ethernet over Fibre have been utilised in the design of the network.”