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Optus energised by ICT deal expansion with EnergyAustralia

Optus Business has inked an extension to its multi-year telecommunications and managed-services agreement with energy retailer EnergyAustralia,

Under the new five-year agreement, Optus will support the expansion of security, data centre, contact centre and mobile management services while continuing to provide EnergyAustralia with a range of voice, data and expanded managed services.

John Paitaridis, managing director, Optus Business, says the new services selected by EnergyAustralia will be live in the first half of 2017, with Optus continuing to work on a number of initiatives supporting the energy provider’s transformation.

“We’re approaching our new and expanded relationship as an opportunity to provide ICT capabilities to support EnergyAustralia’s business and transformation objectives, particularly delivery of its customer-focussed strategy,” Paitaridis said.

Anne Weatherston, EnergyAustralia chief information officer, said: “Optus Business is a strategic partner for EnergyAustralia as we work toward consolidating our IT platforms.

“Our new multi-year agreement is an important relationship and we’re excited to grow our partnership.”


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