Anittel rules out Telstra for Cisco UC solution
- 02 July, 2012 15:48
The Anittel Group (ASX: AYG) has completed the initial stages of a hosted Unified Communications (UC) rollout to regional employment and training organisation, Joblink Plus.
The company was previously using Telstra’s IP telephony system before making the switch.
As part of the three-year multi-million dollar agreement, Anittel will provide Cisco’s enterprise Call Manager platform and IP handsets to more than 300 users across 37 regional NSW locations.
The solution that utilises Anittel’s national private carrier network and hosted infrastructure systems aims to provide integrated voice, video, data and application services.
“We had a Telstra IP telephony system that was end of life. We liked the idea and benefits of moving to a hosted UC solution; Anittel was able to manage all aspects of the solution including the private network, hosted systems and support across our regional office locations,” Joblink Plus CEO, Chris Sheppeard, said.
According to Anittel managing director and executive chairman, Peter Kazacos, the company has invested heavily in developing its hosted and communication solution infrastructure.
“We know that more organisations similar to Joblink Plus are turning to integrated connectivity solutions to help reduce costs and create operational efficiencies. It’s a big growth market for Anittel,” Kazacos claimed.
He added that it will be expanding its hosted UC installation base and is currently negotiating new opportunities in regional and metropolitan markets.