Gen-i and Fletcher Building have signed a three-year contract that Gen-is calls its “largest mobile win”. With the contract, Gen-i will provide mobility solutions based on Telecom’s XT network. The transition from Vodafone services begins immediately.
The contract includes over 5,500 mobile voice and data connections, and supplements an existing contract for the provision of telecommunication services to Fletcher’s 28 businesses, along with a five year contract worth over $20 million for mobile, voice and data services that Gen-i won with Crane Group, Fletcher’s latest acquisition, in 2009.
“We operate a decentralised structure to enable the overall business to meet its financial goals. It was vital that our mobility provider understood the drivers of each division and was able to marry their needs into a solution that also aligned with the overall business strategy,” says Paul Knight, Fletcher Building’s CIO. “Gen-i pushed the boundaries of our thinking and delivered a new, innovative approach which will transform our use and management of mobility solutions. It will allow us to integrate mobile with the existing services and platforms in use across Fletcher’s business today, making it easier for our people to connect to anyone, anywhere, regardless of their device or location.”
According to Knight, the partnership with Gen-i is “at an all time high”. “We’ve had outstanding service from Gen-i, with an excellent team that has looked after the diverse needs across our Group. It’s a trusted partnership based on openness, honesty and transparency.”
According to Chris Quin, Gen-i Australasia’s CEO, Fletcher Building’s federated structure means the solution needs to accommodate a wide diversity of complex users and business needs.
“Our team worked with the different business divisions to understand their individual challenges and deliver innovative, flexible and sustainable solutions that met their needs and created value across the Group,” says Quin. “We’ve delivered an integrated solution that combines Fletcher’s mobile and fixed technologies to help deliver new applications to its people and an “all you can eat” approach to their use of mobility.
Prior to this contract, Fletcher Building operated a dual supplier model for its mobile communications. The mobile services will be transitioned to Gen-i over the next six months.