Amcom wins $20m NT Govt deal


Perth-based telco Amcom Telecommunications has picked up a five-year, $20 million deal to provide telecommunications services to government agencies and schools in the Northern Territory.

As part of the deal, announced this morning in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, Amcom will extend its existing fibre networks in Darwin and Alice Springs, as well as establish an office in Darwin to service the contract and pursue other sales in the territory.

Amcom has appointed Ausdrill subsidiary Diamond Communications as lead contractor for the project to expand the fibre infrastructure. Diamond had aided Amcom in expanding its fibre footprint as part of the SABRENet project in South Australia. The NT expansion will cost in the order of $10 million, with Amcom expecting to complete the work by September 2010.

The deal is believed to be part of a large package of contracts for ICT products and services which the NT Government recently put on the market. Darwin-headquartered IT services group CSG has also won a portion of the work, in the area of desktop and server services and network management.

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