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  • 20 November 2003 14:48

AAPT to roll out Australian WAN for Carter Holt Harvey

AAPT to roll out Australian WAN for Carter Holt Harvey 20 November 2003 – AAPT has today announced that it is rolling out a 46-site Wide Area Network for Carter Holt Harvey’s Australian operation.

The rollout and near five-year network management agreement is worth A$5 million and follows the whole-of-business, five-year deal signed in June between Carter Holt Harvey, AAPT and Telecom New Zealand.

Matt McGuire, General Manager of Business Sales at AAPT, said Carter Holt Harvey now has the benefit of a trans-Tasman business partner with the capability to meet its needs and grow with them.

“AAPT is delighted to be selected as the network provider of one of Australasia’s leading companies,” said Mr McGuire.

“Together with Telecom New Zealand, AAPT will leverage its unique trans-Tasman footing to provide Carter Holt Harvey with a seamless, scalable service that gives them faster and more cost effective access to cutting-edge products and services.”

Through the agreement, Carter Holt Harvey’s Australian operations will benefit from better performance levels at a more competitive price. “It also positions Carter Holt Harvey to benefit from a single network that can be managed from either country,” said Mr McGuire.

The deal follows proof of concept and pilot studies conduced by AAPT at two critical and two non-critical Carter Holt Harvey Australian sites.

With Carter Holt Harvey’s New Zealand telecommunications being migrated to Telecom’s Next Generation Network, the new agreement also allows for future scalability to provide services such as VoIP.

Carter Holt Harvey’s IT business unit, Oxygen, will project manage the rollout.


For more information, please contact: Deborah Prior AAPT Corporate Communications Ph: 61 2 9377 7478 Email:

Ashley Rambukwella Upstream Australia Ph: 61 2 9409 5103 Email:

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