Optus Business signs a $12M strategic partnership with CSR


Optus Business has announced that major industrial company CSR has signed a $12m three-and-a-half -year agreement for Optus to provide voice, data and mobile services across 150 Australian sites.

Under the agreement, Optus will deliver the foundation for CSR’s technology transformation which will improve user and end customer experience and prepare for a more digitally-enabled future.

John Paitaridis, Managing Director, Optus Business, said: “Technology is changing the way we work and how businesses operate and it’s all underpinned by the need for a resilient, high capacity, scalable enterprise-grade network.

“CSR, like many Australian enterprises, is preparing for the rapidly growing volume of data needed to leverage the latest technology developments that are transforming how customers and employees are interacting and engaging with organisations”.

The Optus network solution will enable CSR to combine voice, video and data applications on a single network that is the ideal environment for bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive converged business applications. The strategic partnership also includes an innovative mobility solution for the CSR workforce, designed to encourage users to adopt mobile ways of working whilst providing cost assurance for the business.

“CSR is continuing to reinvest in its technology to deliver the best experience for our people and customers,” said Craig Buttriss, CSR’s GM Enterprise IT. “We recognise the importance of data for our business and needed a network which is scalable and cost competitive to meet our future business requirements.”

“Optus Business’ services will provide us with the strong foundations for our IT strategy which can support not only our business requirements today but also those of the future as we continue to develop new products and better experiences for CSR customers.”