Telstra has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the provision of Terrestrial Communications Services to
Defence, following a value for money evaluation.
Initial operating capability is planned for 2013, with the final operating
capability planned to be achieved in 2015.
Joint Project 2047 Phase 3 will enable Defence users to connect to
Defence networks at any time, including through wireless technologies using
both Defence and personal devices.
It will also
allow Defence users to have desktop to desktop video conferencing for
collaboration on the Defence Restricted
Network and the Defence Secret
provide Defence users with greater flexibility and reduce travel costs.
will have better communications capability from the deployed environment to the
fixed Defence network.
Communications Services procurement activity is not complete and Defence will
now enter into further negotiations with Telstra to finalise the contract for
provision of Terrestrial Communications Services.
this process is also subject to Government Second Pass approval (anticipated
for December 2012).
No contract has
been awarded at this stage in the process.