The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) will overhaul its voice and networking infrastructure, flagging that it will simplify and consolidate its fixed-line voice telephony contractual arrangements and deploy a higher capacity secondary data network.
The organisation currently operates a partially converged voice and data network between its Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth offices and its primary data network is built upon a virtual private LAN service delivered by NextGen Networks.
In ACC documents, the organisation said it requires a new secondary data network as its centralised server-based computing environment necessitates a high degree of resilience in its data communications services.
The network will consist of a fully-meshed, multi-point Layer 2 (Ethernet) or Layer 3 (IP) private Wide Area Network between the ACC’s six office sites and its Canberra data centre.
The new voice service will use a primary provider for all fixed-line off-net voice services across all ACC sites.
The ACC said it intended to have the new services operational by 30 June 2010.
In March, the ACC said it would establish a panel of providers for servers and related services, allowing agencies operating under the portfolio of the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department to access servers and services.