Soul's Relationship with Government
Soul has established an excellent working relationship with the various State governments across Australia.
Soul has been endorsed by each of the State Governments as an approved / preferred provider of telecommunications services including:
- Qld Government (GITC-1842 "Smart Net" panel member)
- NSW Government (GBS & GTA 1a)
- Victoria Government (TPAMS Data Panel member)
- Federal Government Signatory to the AGIMO (Department of Finance) WoGTA Agreement
Soul is also a supplier of high-speed broadband services to the Education department within the South Australian Government.
NSW Government Broadband Service
Soul was appointed Core Network Service provider under the NSW Government Broadband initiative. The NSW Government Broadband Service is a purpose built Government network, comprising dedicated Government Network Access Points (GNAPs) interconnected with fibre and microwave services. Soul is able to deliver end-to-end services including internet access following Soul's selection to the panel of Local Access providers. Under the NSW Government's strict Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements Government agencies can now receive the benefits of a truly converged network supporting video, voice and data.This initiative has been enhanced by the GTA 1a agreement that Soul signed in November 2008.
Soul provides innovative products & services that will complete the final piece in your network convergence puzzle!
Soul can extend the performance and functionality of convergent Private Networking to your organisation. How?
Coverage : We understand that business today is not static. Soul has over 500 point of presence locations positioned strategically throughout Australia. This enables us to provide both fixed and remote access solutions to reduce the distance required to connect to your network, making more access types available.
Security : The Soul Private Network suite provides a strong and robust core MPLS network that offers security comparable to a Layer 2 ATM or Frame Relay infrastructure.
Service Level Agreements : Soul applies industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA) to its Private Network portfolio. Providing you with the confidence and assurance of a reliable, "always available" outperforming network infrastructure. Soul understands the importance of your information, and currently offers Network Latency, Service Availability, Access Port Availability and Packet Loss agreements.
Comprehensive Managed Services : Soul can manage and maintain your Private Network solution by combining it with our Comprehensive Managed Service (CMS) solutions. Soul CMS allows you to work within your budgets by outsourcing the daily functions required to operate and maintain your Private Network solution. By making Soul your Private Network Helpdesk, let us assist you to lower your cost of ownership, internal training and technical staffing requirements.
Soul's Relationship with Education
Soul supplies one of the largest education Virtual Private Network in Australia. A large number of NSW public schools and TAFE colleges currently receive ethernet services from Soul. Soul has a high speed core network backbone that covers not only the majority of NSW but also the entire Australian eastern seaboard. Our simple and affordable network design offers a great solution for Public and Private Education with the option of Fully Managed security solutions built into our network.
Soul is also a major supplier of data and Internet to the South Australian Department of Education.
Private education providers also benefit from Soul's broad range of telecommunications services ranging from basic ADSL up to high speed Ethernet WANs. Soul has recently been selected by the NSW Association of Independent Schools as a preferred supplier of data access services for the ISONet Independent Schools Online Network.
Soul understands the importance of a secure, fast and reliable data network for the growing demands of life-long learning. Communications via private networks and the internet is now an indelible part of every student's learning experience. And, as demands on network performance increase, it's reassuring to know that Soul has the right solution to fit any educator's budget and performance requirements today and as they grow tomorrow.
Many regional schools and colleges have suffered the tyranny of distance and the costs associated with delivering necessary data communications. Soul is committed to delivering quality data services to regional areas as well as cities. Our regional and metropolitan networks are well established, operating today and have the capacity for growth for many years to come.
Soul is also able to offer attractive public telephony packages, saving your school, college or university real money on local and long distance calls. We can even help with new Voice over IP (VoIP) or video conferencing solutions to allow leading edge communications across the state, country and globe.
The only telecommunications provider to offer commercial guarantees on performance, we stand by our ability to install, manage and deliver a trouble free telecommunications service.
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