Pacific Internet and channel partner, Techlink Communications, have signed a three-year contract to overhaul Capt'n Snooze's aging network and replace it with a 70-site managed connectivity and security system.
Techlink, a small systems integrator and partner of Capt'n Snooze for the past seven years, brought on Pacific Internet to tackle the extensive rollout.
"We're only a small systems integrator so the offer of Pacific to look after and manage the telecom worked very well for us," technical director, Bob Mihajlovic, said.
Techlink would work alongside Pacific to provide project management and resource support services, he said.
Pacific Internet managing director, Dennis Muscat, said the ISP's channel program was fundamental in generating new revenue streams.
"Anything we can do to build relationships and help channel partners connect to their customers is for the better," he said. "We're here to partner with the little system integrators so they can execute these big rollouts."
The rollout will revamp Capt'n Snooze's network infrastructure to include a fully maintained private network run on pre-configured Cisco routers, hardware-based firewalls and business-grade DSL connections to each franchisee.
Muscat said the Capt'n Snooze rollout would be the biggest yet for the ISP's newly introduced SecureSite offering, an end-to-end connectivity and security solution.