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Mar 08, 2019

Vocus Communications extends agreement with Cricket Australia

Pictured: Cricket Australia CEO, Kevin Roberts and Chief Executive - Enterprise & Government, Andrew Wildblood

Vocus Communications and Cricket Australia today announced the signing of a four-year agreement, with Vocus Communications securing the contract to deliver Cricket Australia’s Data Network Services.

Under the contract, Vocus will continue its long-standing, trusted relationship with Cricket Australia delivering a high-speed Internet Access solution to select stadiums and administrative offices across the country. This is in support of Cricket Australia’s move to self-managed Software Defined Network and a full cloud-based environment as a part of their digital transformation strategy.

Responsible for the development of one of Australia’s most popular sports, Cricket Australia is the national governing body for Australian cricket. Represented across all Australian States and Territories as well as Internationally as a part of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Cricket Australia’s purpose is to unite and inspire communities through cricket.

Andrew Wildblood, Chief Executive, Enterprise & Government, Vocus Communications said they were delighted to continue their support of Cricket Australia and provide the connectivity solutions to support their vision.

“It’s an exciting continuation of a great partnership where Vocus Communications will help enable a network connectivity refresh with a full cloud first approach.

As we come into an exciting 2019 and 2020, an Ashes year in England, and then towards the T20 World Cup in Australia, our partnership is critical to enabling Cricket Australia’s strategy and we look forward to continuing and developing our support of them.”

Michael Osborne, General Manager of Technology at Cricket Australia, spoke of the benefits of the continued agreement to the organisation and the communities supporting the sport.

“The need has arisen for Cricket Australia to enhance our current network requirements to enable delivery on our long-term strategy.  After an extensive tender process, we’re pleased to continue our strong relationship with Vocus Communications.

“Their ability to deliver high speed, scalable enterprise grade internet services will enable Cricket Australia to not only improve our internal capabilities but importantly allow us to reinvest back into our communities including grassroots cricket.”

The agreement sees the expansion of support from ten Cricket Australia sites to fourteen, with scope built in for rapid scaling up as required.

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