Alcatel-Lucent and Transpower New Zealand have re-signed an exclusive managed services agreement for a further three years.
Transpower owns and operates New Zealand’s high-voltage electricity transmission network – the national grid – linking electricity generators to distribution companies and major industrial users.
Alcatel-Lucent designed, and has been building, Transpower’s IP-based, fibre optic telecommunications network since 2007 and has also exclusively maintained and operated Transpower’s core telecommunications infrastructure from a dedicated Network Operations Centre in Hamilton.
- L-R Alcatel-Lucent New Zealand & Pacific Islands CEO, Andrew Miller, and GM Information Services & Technology Transpower, Jim Tocher, put pen to paper to re-sign an exclusive managed services agreement for a further three years.
According to Andrew Miller, CEO for Alcatel-Lucent New Zealand: “For the past six years we have successfully provided Transpower with the highly reliable, secure and robust communications capabilities that are needed to deliver New Zealand’s national grid. We are excited to continue this partnership for another three years and help Transpower meet the evolving electricity needs of New Zealand.”
Transpower’s IP-based communications network features key components of Alcatel-Lucent’s mission-critical utility solutions portfolio. It gives Transpower access to advanced capabilities for transporting voice, video and data applications between sites, as well as providing scalable network architecture based on Alcatel-Lucent’s service routing and optical networking portfolios including the 7710 SR, 5620 Service Aware manager and Optical Multi-Service Node systems, to accommodate future applications.
Under the contract, Alcatel-Lucent is responsible for Transpower’s core telecommunications infrastructure life cycle management, including operations and maintenance of the multi-vendor network.
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