New Zealand Post Selects Vodafone for Network as a Service (NaaS)

New Zealand Post group has signed a five year contract with Vodafone New Zealand to transform its network services, targeted to be completed by end of next year.

Vodafone was selected to provide Network as a Service (NaaS) IT infrastructure for a wide range of services, including network connectivity, voice services, Wi-Fi, video conferencing and security services.

The selection was made pursuant to an initial Request for Information (RFI) issued in November 2012 which showed demand in the market for NaaS and a subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP) for the solution issued in June 2013.

New Zealand Post was looking for flexibility, innovation and significant cost reductions as part of its five year business strategy. We have entered a partnership with Vodafone because we believe that their approach to a service based model best fits the way that we need to operate in the future. The current New Zealand Post IT network is complex and difficult to manage.  New Zealand Post was looking for a way to improve efficiency, take advantage of current-day technology, reduce cost, and easily flex the network as its business changes.”

-    Mark Yeoman, CEO, New Zealand Post 

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with such an iconic New Zealand brand to help them realise their goals.  Our team worked across different New Zealand Post business divisions, to understand their individual challenges and deliver innovative, flexible and sustainable solutions that meet their needs and deliver value across the company. We will implement an innovative service-based model focusing on business outcomes rather than underlying technology.”

-    Russell Stanners, CEO, Vodafone, New Zealand


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