Updated: Fujitsu, TelstraClear take Meridian Energy deal

Meridian Energy signs $50 million ICT services contract

A consortium including TelstraClear, Fujitsu and Transfield Services has taken Meridian Energy's ICT business from a group of vendors including Telecom's Gen-i, ABB and HP.

However, Gen-i says it only held a small part of the Meridian contract.

Gen-i says the incumbent provider was ABB Limited. Gen-i provides ABB with the landline, voice and data services that made up "only a percentage of this contract", the company says.

Other suppliers included Vodafone, for mobile, ABB, for services related to networks and infrastructure, and HP, for IT support, Gen-i says.

TelstraClear will deliver all telecommunications services to the electricity generator, as part of an ICT infrastructure support services partnership with IT provider Fujitsu.

TelstraClear will provide: Fixed and mobile communications including data, video, fixed voice, mobile voice, internet services; VoIP telephony; and internet security services by its specialist security unit, DMZGlobal.

Fujitsu will provide full support services for all of its desktops, servers, datacentres, telemetry, networks, carrier services and service desk for the next five years.

The contract includes an opportunity to renew for another two plus two year period.

The transition of services to TelstraClear and Fujitsu is expected to start in early 2010.

Meridian chief executive Tim Lusk says the new delivery model confers major benefits. “It allows significant cost reductions without compromising service standards,” he says.

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