Optus Business has scooped up a $6 million deal with the Department of Health as its telecommunications provider.
Following a competitive tender process, the three-year deal involves consolidating the department’s telecommunication products and services under a single service agreement as it aims to improve service delivery and ongoing contract management.
The deal also entails a range of services including, WAN, mobile and voice, spanning the department’s 5,000 users.
There was previously a mix of incumbent suppliers with both Telstra and Optus focusing on mobile services, WAN services were mostly provided by Optus and voice services were previously offered by AAPT and Telstra.
“We look forward to working with the Department of Health to support their digitalisation and innovation agenda, through the provision of high performance infrastructure and ICT services,” Optus Business managing director John Paitaridis said.
In a statement, the department said this arrangement will support its national footprint and has already begun transition activities.
The new agreement with the Department of Health complements Optus’ partnerships with two of the Government’s largest departments, ATO and Department of Home Affairs.
“With our recent addition to the supplier panel for Department of Defence, Optus Business is now involved in supporting three of the four largest Government departments in Australia,” Paitaridis said.
In February, Optus Business launched a new managed services portfolio called Optus Go, containing a suite of simplified information communications technology (ICT) solutions.
Optus Go was developed for organisations of all sizes, and combines ICT products, services and support.
According to Optus, businesses using the suite will be able to communicate effectively with their employees and customers, create and exchange information, and enable and manage their data strategies with Optus Go.