Outsourced applications provider, Mphasis has opened the doors to its new telecommunications focused local delivery and testing centre at the University of Wollongong.
The India-based company, of which HP is a shareholder, specialises in applications, infrastructure and business process outsourcing (BPO).
The facility, dubbed a ‘near shore’ centre, will serve Australian and New Zealand customers with dedicated resources for the telecommunications industry. A testing facility is on-site as well.
Mphasis will work with the university on ICT training, recruitment and research initiatives.
"This centre will put the Innovation Campus on the map as a global ICT hub and will create long-term benefits for both the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra region,” University of Wollongong vice-chancellor, Professor Gerald Sutton, said.
While it is currently located on the main campus, the centre will move to the University of Wollongong’s research and commercial precinct, Innovation Campus, next year.
The centre will be in a 1288sqm commercial building.
Mphasis regional director, Sudhir Mathur, said the company decided on Wollongong based on multiple factors, including its proximity to the company’s Sydney headquarters and the ACT.
“Its closeness to Canberra is well suited as well because we are looking at a fair amount of Federal Government work,” he said.
Mphasis is looking to recruit 365 staff over the next five years mainly from Wollongong.
“We have delivery centres primarily in India so this was a fundamental change in model and business strategy for us to open one within the country,” Mathur said.