Optus Business wins $30m deal with UGL
The five-year deal will see Optus provide a range of managed ICT services, as well as mobility, broadband and machine-to-machine (M2M) services.
UGL will transfer management of its mobile fleet to Optus. The operator will provide new smartphones and applications for UGL’s field engineers designed to allow real-time access to UGL’s ERP, CRM and workflow systems.
As part of the deal, UGL will also hand over monitoring, maintenance and management of its ICT capabilities to Optus Business.
UGL CEO Richard Leupen said the company chose Optus for the contract in part because of the operator’s close relationship with Singapore-based parent company SingTel. He said this will help UGL pursue its Asian expansion ambitions.
“Positioning UGL to benefit from ongoing growth in Asia is a key strategic priority for our business and we required an ICT partner who could support our regional needs,” Leupen said. “Optus Business is the best-placed regional ICT partner through the SingTel group.”
The contract was awarded through a competitive tender process.
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