The Tasmanian Government continued to work closely with the Commonwealth on the National Broadband Network project, and the roll-out timetable would be unaffected by the changed ownership plans for the local NBN company, Premier David Bartlett has told iTWire.
Electricity and gas provider Aurora has been chosen to provide the Tasmanian Government with a connection to the National Broadband Network (NBN) and will be responsible for the provision and support of network facilities.
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The Tasmanian Treasury, on behalf of the Tasmanian Government, has issued a request for tenders for a $17 million information, communication and technology hardware contract which will provide new end user equipment to government offices across the state.
The Tasmanian ICT Centre has secured an additional $50m in funding over the next five years from the Tasmanian and Federal Governments and the CSIRO and will host a node for the recently established Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: DealsThe Tasmanian Government has selected VoIP service provider MyNetFone (ASX: MNF) to supply VoIP telephony services for three years, with the possibility of extensions up to ten years. The deal is expected to be worth up to $20m over the full 10 year term.