Premier, Lara Giddings, said the Government had signed an agreement with Anittel for the delivery of managed voice services. "We released two requests for tenders to deliver Tasmanian Government telephony services," she said.
"The first covered carriage and calls over traditional technologies and IP-based technology, as well as inbound services (13 and 1800 numbers). We recently announced Telstra as the supplier for the traditional technologies and MyNetFone as the supplier for voice services based on IP technologies.
"Anittel will provide the voice network for the Tasmanian Government, including in-building equipment such as handsets and switching equipment. On the back of the deployment of Tasmanian Government services, MyNetFone will be employing local account management resources and will use fibre assets to roll out competitive NBN plans state-wide.
However according to Anittel's announcement the contract is a done deal, worth at least $7m and potentially as much as $17m. It told the ASX: "[Anittel] is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to provide managed voice services to the Tasmanian Government. The services will be provisioned through Anittel's hosted Cisco unified communication (UC) infrastructure.
"The five year contract has a minimum value of approximately $7m with 3 x 3 year options to renew. The value of the contract is expected to increase to a maximum of $17m over the initial term as the current Telstra-provided Spectrum [a legacy centrex service] endpoints are replaced."
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