Tuesday, 15 April 2014, Brisbane, Australia
Tait Communications has won a contract to upgrade and manage Brisbane Airport Corporation's (BAC) digital mobile radio communications system as the Australian city readies itself for the G20 Leaders Summit later this year.
The communications system upgrade will see Tait deliver support and maintenance services throughout the project as well as designing, deploying and supporting a world-class digital mobile radio network.
James Kyd, Tait Chief Marketing Officer, says the contract win to upgrade the network and provide full managed services is indicative of the way Tait is now working in close partnership with its clients on a long-term basis.
"Tait has a global reputation for innovative digital mobile radio networks, and this will certainly open up a world of possibilities for the future of the airport's communications, but we're really thrilled to be able to demonstrate our expertise in providing full managed services.
"Our clients are now looking to us to provide the expertise to not only design and install their communications systems but to manage and support them as well. Managed services is a key part of our growth strategy and will enable us to deliver increased value to clients, internationally and domestically, on a long-term basis.
"At this critical time, when the world's eyes will be on Brisbane, Tait will be working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the BAC communications systems are running 24x7, allowing BAC to focus on managing and growing its core business."
It is expected that the G20 Leaders Summit will bring around 4,000 international delegates and 3,000 domestic and international media to Brisbane in November later this year.
Tait is well-known for supplying radio communications solutions to public safety agencies, utilities and transportation agencies including Air France, London Bus and British Columbia Rail.
About Brisbane Airport Corporation BAC is the operator of Brisbane Airport (BNE), the premier gateway to Queensland and the third largest airport in Australia by passenger numbers. It is a proud, private, non-listed Queensland company, helping employ thousands of Queenslanders and creating economic opportunities for the state and city of Brisbane.
Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, BNE has two major terminals servicing 26 airlines flying to 42 national and 28 international destinations, more than 21.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in FY13.
BNE is consistently recognised as a leading airport nationally and internationally including being ranked as Australia's No. 1 airport for quality of service nine years in a row by the ACCC and 3rd in the 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards Best Airports in Australia/Pacific. BAC contributes more than $1.2 million in sponsorship and philanthropic donations each year in support of over 100 local initiatives and charities.