Managed Hosting and business-only telecommunications company, Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ), has been appointed to the Telecommunications Internet Based Network Connections (IBNC) Panel, established by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, for the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).
Internet carriage and connection services are a vital link in government agencies to provide accessible business services to the Australian public, businesses and other agencies.
As part of its position on the panel, Macquarie Telecom will provide Internet Protocol Carriage Services (IPCS) and Major Internet Connection Services (MICS) to underpin the delivery of business services across the Net for government agencies, ensuring accessibly, availability and efficient use of resources.
The INBC Panel is a continuation of the Australian Governments co-ordinated procurement approach.
Macquarie Telecom managing director for hosting, Aidan Tudehope, said: “We firmly believe the promise of IP is finally being realised. Macquarie Telecom’s participation will help the government realise the benefits of active participation in the digital economy. The panel will enable the Australian Government to maximise the benefits of ubiquitous broadband as the NBN becomes a reality.”
Macquarie Telecom already provides IBNC type services to a range of Federal Government agencies as well as secure internet gateways and managed security services.
It joins Telstra, Optus, Nextgen, Verizon, AAPT, TransACT and Fujitsu on the panel.