TelstraClear has won the five-year contract to supply New Zealand Customs with fully integrated data and voice communication services.
Previously TelstraClear provided Customs with wide area data network services, Vodafone supplied the mobile services, and Telecom the fixed line. However TelstraClear will now supply all three services, a TelstraClear spokesperson says.
In media release TelstraClear head of business and government Michael Boggs says the integrated solution will link 40 sites, including airports.
“TelstraClear will build substantial redundancy into the links into and out of these core sites, as an additional safeguard against any disruption to communications. It will also provide Customs with unique monitoring and reporting tools for greater transparency and value from the many integrated services that will be provided.”
Customs chief financial officer John Kyne says the government agency is delighted wtih the outcome of the competitive tender process. “Highly resilient and efficient data and voice communications are critical to our mission, especially with the introduction of systems like SmartGate for automoatic processing of in-bound passengers.”
The value of the contract has not been disclosed.