Reddo, Mnet and iiNet among agencies chosen to drive government’s mobile development

Reddo logoThe Australian Government has named the companies who will sit on its newly-formed Mobile Panel and help map out the future mobile technology needs for more than 200 of its agencies.

The panel has been created by the Department of Finance and will operate for three years with the possibility of being extended until 2018 or 2019. It will replace the existing Panel of Telecommunications Commodities, Carriage and Associated Service (TCCAS) in driving the development of mobile technology.

Among the companies selected for the panel are digital content firm Reddo Media Services, internet service provider iiNet and Mediabrands agency Mnet Mobile

Reddo chief executive Shane Mitchell said it will help the government to look for opportunities for mobile apps and digital content.

“Reddo has been chosen to help the Australian Public Service deliver on key aspects of their mobile roadmap,” he said. “It’s a great initiative that will help ordinary Australians enjoy better access to information and improve dialogue with government while at the same time boosting the productivity of the public service.

“Reddo will be looking to help government departments fully embrace the opportunities of mobile apps and digital content and reduce costs, waste and the time it takes to get new initiatives up and running.”

In its original tender document, the government said the Mobile Panel must expand on the current products and services in the TCCAS Panel to meet the current and future needs of agencies for their adoption of mobile technologies. It will also deliver efficiencies for agencies and reduce the cost of supply for service providers and support agencies.

Other companies on the panel are information technology services organisation Dialog, software firm Jadu Software, Oxygen8 Communications Australia, Stripy Stock Software and Transact Capital Communications.

Steve Jones


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