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Australian telecommunications company Vocus Group has announced a major step forward in its Future State program with the appointment of Arista Networks, Ciena's Blue Planet and DGIT Systems as partners to deliver the program.

According to Vocus, its Future State program will fundamentally change the customer experience, by simplifying, modernising and conslidating its network.

Vocus Group CEO, Kevin Russell, said "Our goal is to deliver brilliant simplicity to our customers, making it simple and easy to connect with a world-class network and enable them to take control of their services”.

"We are excited to announce today the appointment of Arista Networks, Ciena's Blue Planet and DGIT Systems, as key technology partners who share Vocus' drive for innovation and will help us deliver market-leading experiences for our customers," he said.

Vocus says the Future State program will create a network that is designed for the customer, aligned to international standards for network services, and transform its operations and business agility.

And Vocus says customers will be able to dynamically control their network services through real-time bandwidth changes - benefitting from the latest technology and products to suit their unique business requirements.

"We're building a digital network that puts the tools and capability in customers' hands, and intelligently gives them power back," Russell said.

Vocus announced that it has hand-picked three technology partners who “share the same values and energy for disruptive thinking in the market, in order to set the industry benchmark on customer experience”.

Arista Networks has been appointed the supplier of Vocus' Layer 2 and Layer 3 network equipment.

"We are pleased to be working with Vocus Group as they are a great match with our culture of innovation. We look forward to working together to expand our highly programmable and automated Arista EOS cloud networking platforms in Australia," said Chief Customer Officer for Arista Networks, Manuel Rivelo.

And Blue Planet - a division of Ciena - will provide automation software and professional services to give what Vocus says is deep insights and control of its new programmable network, help transform operations and optimise business processes.

 "Innovators like Vocus recognise the value of leveraging automation to meet the changing demands of customers who seek more than just basic connectivity with their telco,” said Senior Vice President, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, Rick Hamilton.

Melbourne-born DGIT Systems will provide advanced business support systems capabilities to Vocus.

"We are proud to have been selected by Vocus and to partner with them to transform their service delivery. Vocus is embracing a future of dynamic networks and a plug-and-play partnering approach which makes our technology a great fit," said CEO DGIT Systems, Greg Tilton.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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