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​2degrees signs off on key Govt TaaS contract

​2degrees signs off on key Govt TaaS contract

Telco wins contract to supply site connectivity and mobile telecommunications services to one of New Zealand’s largest government agencies.

2degrees has won the contract to supply site connectivity and mobile telecommunications services to one of New Zealand’s largest government agencies, the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Representing 2degrees’ first key contract under Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS), the agreement involves WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi connectivity services at more than 120 MPI locations throughout New Zealand including main offices, border facilities, laboratories and fisheries offices.

Terms of the deal will see the telco support and manage MPI’s site and user connectivity via its national data network, while its national mobile network will serve the Ministry’s mobile connections.

2degrees Chief Sales Officer, Scott Taylor, said selection by MPI reflects the “breadth of the offering” 2degrees can deliver to Government and large organisations nationwide.

“MPI delivers a wide range of services essential to growing and protecting New Zealand,” he said.

“Being chosen to deliver this level of service to such a diverse, mission critical organisation is a direct reflection on the significant investment 2degrees has made in its network and services capability in recent years.

“The service we will provide MPI builds on 2degrees’ extensive experience delivering solutions to a number of other critical-service organisations such as district health boards, local government and universities.”

Taylor said the 2degrees national network has “significant points of presence” across New Zealand allowing fast, local data access across the regions while its mobile network reaches 97.5 per cent population coverage.

Recently it also became the first telecommunications provider to have a 100GbE Trans-Tasman Interconnect.

“Connectivity is the foundation on which the success of TaaS and a collaborative Government Network (GNet) will be built,” MPI Director Business Technology and Information Services, Tracy Voice, added.

“This is a well-connected MPI and Government will better serve New Zealanders and we’re very pleased to have appointed 2degrees as our connectivity and mobile service provider.”

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