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AAPT to roll out Australian WAN for Carter Holt Harvey

  • 20 November, 2003 14:48

<p>AAPT to roll out Australian WAN for Carter Holt Harvey</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>“AAPT is delighted to be selected as the network provider of one of Australasia’s leading companies,” said Mr McGuire.</p>
<p>“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.”</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>The deal follows proof of concept and pilot studies conduced by AAPT at two critical and two non-critical Carter Holt Harvey Australian sites.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Carter Holt Harvey’s IT business unit, Oxygen, will project manage the rollout.</p>
<p>ENDS</p>
<p>For more information, please contact:
Deborah Prior
AAPT Corporate Communications
Ph: 61 2 9377 7478
Email: dprior@aapt.com.au</p>
<p>Ashley Rambukwella
Upstream Australia
Ph: 61 2 9409 5103
Email: ashley@upstreamaustralia.com</p>

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