Singtel's Optus Business signs 3-year multi-million deal with Australia's largest insurer

SingTel's Australian unit, Optus Business, has signed a new three-year, multi-million deal with Australia's largest insurer.
SingTel's Australian unit, Optus Business, has signed a new three-year, multi-million deal with Australia's largest insurer. PHOTO: SINGTEL

SINGAPORE - Singtel's Australian unit, Optus Business, has signed a new three-year, multi-million deal to provide information communication technology (ICT) services to QBE Australia.

Under the agreement, Optus will deliver voice, mobile and data network serices for the company, which is Australia's largest insurer.

The new contract will support voice data services connecting more than 4,000 QBE end users across 42 locations throughout Australia using the Optus network.

"Optus has a strong track record of providing great value and high quality ICT and mobile services to enterprise and government organisations in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region," said Mr John Paitaridis, managing director of Optus Business.

"The new three-year contract with QBE is testament to the depth of our experience and capability. Our goal is to work closely with our enterprise customers to create shared value and market advantage," he added.

Mr Tony Forward, QBE Australia's chief information officer, said: "QBE is committed to a continued focus on innovation in the insurance services market in Australia. The strategic partnership with Optus will support QBE's strategy to offer more personalised and compelling customer experiences."

Optus Business has won several contracts in Australia. It has contracts with Virgin Australia and engineering and property services company UGL Limited.

Last year, it signed a A$115 million (S$115.5 million) three-year deal with Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection to support IP handsets, wireless access points, LAN switches, CCTV and radio.