Australian-listed telecommunications and digital content provider, Swift Networks (ASX:SW1), is set to see a global expansion after inking a reseller agreement with DXC Technology business, Connect.
The deal will see Connect offer Swift’s full suite of services to Connect client accounts, Swift said in a statement to shareholders on 11 October. Swift noted that DXC Technology claims 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries.
The agreement sees Swift become Connect’s preferred vendor for the provision of digital entertainment systems, content and services to complement Connect’s system integration solutions.
The partnership will also see Connect market Swift’s solutions to its clients, which span Swift’s targeted market verticals. Swift will also gain access to new markets where Connect has a strong presence.
The local provider said it anticipates that the agreement will contribute to growth in sites, end users and recurring revenue in the near term, with over 4,000 rooms currently being jointly pursued in the resources and aged care sectors.
“We are thrilled to partner with a global systems integrator such as DXC,” Swift CEO, Xavier Kris, said. “DXC Connect will significantly increase Swift’s reach as they market our award-winning digital entertainment platform and wide range of content options to a large and valuable new audience.”
For Connect director, Rob Kohler, the partnership with Swift will enable DXC to strengthen its market position in key industry verticals through enhanced service offerings.
Kohler, who was appointed to the role of DXC Technology’s director, industry general manager, energy and technology, earlier this year, stepped in to replace former Connect general manager, Rob McCabe, after the latter resigned from the post in June.
McCabe has since been hit with legal action by DXC Technology over alleged confidentiality breaches in a legal case that extends to several people from the business’s ranks.
DXC Technology launched the legal action in early August against several members of its leadership ranks in Australia who, it is understood, may have been in a position to allegedly migrate, potentially en masse, to fellow system integrator, Data#3.
Among those at the receiving end of the case, which has been brought by DXC Technology in the NSW Supreme Court, is national solutions manager of the company’s DXC Connect business – formerly UXC Connect – Stephen Deibe, along with McCabe.
The case continues.