Datacom secures $119 million transport contract for NSW managed network

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Datacom has been awarded a multi-year, $119.3 million managed network services contract with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to replace DXC Technology.

The five-year agreement, which is up for renewal in May 2027, will see Datacom provide network operations and a broadband and digital ecosystem that supports customer service.

Datacom will create around 50 local IT jobs under the project, which will provide network services for the transport IT network covering trains, buses, ferries, trams and corporate services for Greater Sydney’s transport divisions and the NSW region.

The deal also includes “enhanced” service offerings involving automation and monitoring toolsets.

“This partnership with Transport for NSW will allow us to build resilience and efficiency into their IT network and future-proof it with technologies that will improve the experience for the NSW team and their customers,” said Alex Coates, CEO of Datacom Australia. RNA.

“We are a local supplier and our work with Transport for NSW is an opportunity to continue our investment in NSW, creating jobs and fostering high-tech skills that will have a significant impact on the local economy.”

The initial IT support agreement was established in 2015 on a seven-year basis awarded to UXC, which had a 23-year relationship with TfNSW.

UXC was acquired by CSC in 2015 and renamed DXC Technology in 2017 following the merger between CSC and the enterprise services business unit of Hewlett Pack Enterprise.

As the contract period drew to a close, TfNSW launched a selective tendering process for a new supplier that continues to meet the department’s requirements, a TfNSW spokesperson said.

“Through DXC’s efforts, Datacom will enter a more mature operating environment, which will allow it to make further enhancements to our managed network services,” the spokesperson said. “Initial focus will be on a seamless transition from DXC to Datacom with proper transfer and transfer of knowledge to ensure operational support and stability are maintained.

“The new contract will allow Transport to capitalize on the substantial progress seen in the telecommunications services market in recent years and support the delivery of a record-breaking $112.7 billion infrastructure pipeline that will shape NSW for generations. coming.”



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