Native Title Tribunal to upgrade network services

A smarter network, not just more bandwidth

The National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) will spend between $300,000 and $400,000 this year to provision new wide area network, ISP, and remote access services.

The NNTT is a Commonwealth government agency that mediates native title claims under the direction of the Federal Court. It is part of the Attorney-General's portfolio.

In a document released this week, the NNTT is seeking tenders for upgrading its WAN, ISP and remote access capability of its network before December this year.

The Tribunal's existing WAN is a Telstra private IP network (TPIPS) with each office having 384K of bandwidth.

The Principal Registry's WAN bandwidth is 2Mbps, and while there is no quality of service defined on the routers within the WAN environment, all routers are capable of this configuration setting.

Internet access is 2Mbps and all sites access the Internet via the Principal Registry.

"In doing so the Tribunal is not just seeking increased bandwidth between registries but innovative solutions that may include hardware and software components as well as increased bandwidth," according to the document.

Respondents must have signed a "Head Agreement" under the whole-of-government telecommunications arrangements or have applied for it through the Australian Government Information Management Office.

The Tribunal was established in 1994 and has offices in every mainland state and territory with its principal registry in Perth.

The tender will close on August 9.

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