Wednesday July 17,2013 : TABCORP PICKS TELSTRA TO POWER DIGITAL FUTURE
Multi-million dollar, five-year deal
Australian telecommunications and media company Telstra has signed a multi-million dollar, five-year agreement with Tabcorp for the supply of mobile voice, data, Application Assured Networking and fixed telephony services to the company in Australia and overseas.
The agreement, which includes an option to extend for another five years, also features access to Telstra's Next G and Next IP networks, digital video networking and video conferencing technology.
Tabcorp's Chief Information Officer, Kim Wenn, said the wide-ranging services agreement with Telstra will supply the technology services to power Tabcorp's digital future, including online wagering platforms, enhanced digital content, mobile solutions, live betting and self-service kiosks.
"Tabcorp's unique multi-channel distribution model enables customers to transact with us through more channels than any other operator in the country. This inherently demands flexibility, reliability and speed-to-market with rich media content distribution. Working closely with Telstra, Tabcorp will consolidate and optimise its technology services as well as create a robust platform to pursue innovative new digital customer portals across online, mobile, media and retail," said Wenn.
Paul Geason, Group Managing Director, Telstra Enterprise and Government, said: "Tabcorp is embracing a digital future — investing in media distribution, retail technologies as well as online and mobile solutions. We believe we can help Tabcorp deliver improved end user experiences, enabling quicker, more reliable and secure transactions domestically and abroad."
Tabcorp Australia's consumer brands include TAB.com.au, Keno, Luxbet, Tabcorp Gaming Solutions, Sky Racing and Sky Sports Radio.