The Northern Territory Government has extended three IT contracts with NEC Australia for a further 12 months in an attempt to continue providing reliable and flexible technology services to government agencies within the region.
The contract extensions include a network management contract, a voice network management contract and a desktop and server support contract.
Under the multi-million dollar contract, NEC Australia will manage the Northern Territory Government’s wide area network (WAN), comprising of more than 500 data communications links, with associated routers; LAN, firewalls and core switching systems; and mail and Web front-end systems.
NEC Australia has been providing network management services to the Northern Territory Government since 2010.
NEC Australia Northern Territory state manager, Trevor Oliver, said the extended partnership enables the company to deliver quality technology support that enhances community services in the Northern Territory.
“Due to NEC’s commitment to the local Northern Territory IT industry, there will be continued flow on business for other technology businesses who subcontract to NEC. This will enable NEC Australia to continue to employ trainees and apprentices to help grow the territory’s technology skills base,” he said.
The contract extension for the voice network contract enables NEC Australia to provide skilled personnel with specialist VoIP and IP networking skills from its Darwin service desk and NEC’s global operations centre in Melbourne for the management of a Territory-wide NEC IP telephony network.
The Northern Territory Government has also extended the desktop and server support contract, which manages the support of 16,000 desktops and 400 servers distributed across the region’s 500 government sites.