Telstra's Cloud to host Australia Post's Digital MailBox

Consumers will be able to use Australia Post's Digital MailBox to upload documents

Australia Post will use Telstra’s Australian-based Cloud to help deliver the postal service’s Digital Mailbox.

As part of the memorandum of understanding, Telstra’s hosting and network services will be used to help roll out Australia Post’s 'superstores' around Australia.

Information in the online mail service will be encrypted so only the intended recipient can view documents.

“All customer information will be stored in Australia and its security backed by two of Australia’s longest running and most trusted companies,” said Ahmed Fahour, Australia Post’s CEO and managing director.

Users of the Digital MailBox will be able to access their bills and account statements, make payments and use the mailbox as a “digital vault” to upload documents from any computer or mobile device which has internet access. The mailbox will also allow businesses to deliver an integrated physical and digital marketing and communication platform.

“Part of our digital customer strategy is to provide our customers with access to information through a variety of channels of their choice. The Australia Post Digital MailBox will extend this choice to complement our existing digital options such as our website and mobile applications,” said David Thodey, Telstra’s CEO.

“Telstra is investing more than $800 million across the next five years to further grow our cloud computing services.”

The Digital Mailbox is due to launch later this year.

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