AAPT to Supply WAN and Internet Services at CHOGM

AAPT will implement and manage a communications network for the 16th biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Brisbane next month.

The AAPT managed network service will provide up to 5000 CHOGM organisers, volunteers, media and visiting delegates with a Wide Area Network (WAN) for communicating and coordinating all activities, as well as providing delegates with Internet access from their hotels and the event.

AAPT, group director of business, Paul Lane, said CHOGM needed guaranteed speed, reliability and security to manage communication across a highly-organised.

This is particularly true in light of recent terrorist attacks in the US with this event bringing together almost one third of the world's leaders.e chosen telecommunications supplier for CHOGM.

Andrew Reynolds, the Australian CHOGM spokesperson said support from the private sector will ensure the event is a success.

CHOGM 2001 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 6-9 and will be hosted by the Prime Minister, John Howard.

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