Anittel inks $7m Tassie government deal

Anittel inks $7m Tassie government deal

Partnership to provide managed voice services to the Tasmanian government

The Anittel Group (ASX: AYG) has won a Tasmanian government voice services tender, worth $7 million.

As per the agreement, Anittel will provide the agency with managed voice services through its Hosted Cisco Unified Communication (UC) infrastructure.

The announcement follows the trading halt statement it released yesterday.

The contract, that will run over five years, will hold the option of renewal and will value to a maximum of $17 million over the initial term while the current Telstra provided Spectrum endpoints are replaced.

According to its statement on the ASX, the company won the tender for its network infrastructure, cost efficiency, hosted Cisco UC benefits and its existence and understanding in the Tasmanian market.

“It enables us to build a service for the Tasmanian government, which will be a platform for integrated communications for the future,” TMD general manager, Piero Peroni, said.

Anittel will also develop its infrastructure to comprise locally hosted nodes of the Cisco based platform in Tasmania and increase its local business operation across the state by engaging additional project, technical and support resources.

Anittel claimed its prior relations with the Tasmanian government have enabled it to position itself as not just a reseller, but a partner as well.

It also mentioned that the opportunity complements its other existing offers and will further strengthen its relations with the Tassie government.

“Our strategy to invest in network infrastructure solutions is paying off. This deal provides a platform for further growth in Tasmania and in other states. It will also boost our plan to make Cisco Hosted UC a highly attractive solution,” Anittel managing director and executive chairman, Peter Kazacos, added.

The company also recently announced its financial year results ending June 30.

It reported an EBITDA of $754,000, an increase from the $1.9 million loss that it stated in FY’11.

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