US telecommunications giant, AT&T, and global infrastructure consultancy, Opus International Consultants, have partnered to provide global networking services to connect 2500 Opus employees at 76 offices in five countries under one virtual roof.
Opus, which has been expanding steadily, will unify its operations using AT&T virtual private networking services across its global business under this new three-year agreement.
Phase one of the managed network rollout, which connected staff at 58 Opus offices across New Zealand and the United Kingdom, was completed in early 2013.
The second phase, which will unite 32 offices in Canada, Australia and the US is underway and is expected to be completed in July 2013.
Opus will also use AT&T’s security services to protect its clients’ data, and network acceleration technology.
Opus chief executive, Dr David Prentice, said the deal will enable Opus to roll out new applications and services on a stable and highly secure platform in the future.
He said the company sees the scale of AT&T’s global network as a major benefit when considering future acquisitions as it can rely on the company to connect new offices almost anywhere in the world.
“We want to be more effective, agile and responsive in the changing business environment, and turned to AT&T to help us do that with a unified global network for communications,” Prentice claimed.