Australian Radio Network Upgrades Communications For Listeners and Advertisers
“We’re in the business of providing entertainment to our listeners and advertising opportunities to our clients, consequently, how we communicate with these audiences is critical to our commercial operations,” said Graeme O’Connor, National Techno
Sydney, August 23, 2011 – Australian Radio Network (ARN), Australasia’s largest commercial radio network, has completed a company-wide telephony and networking roll-out working with Logicalis Australia.
ARN chose Logicalis to replace five aging legacy standalone PABX telephony systems ranging from five – 25 years old to connect offices in five states and standardise on a unified communications system from Cisco Systems.
Logicalis’ solution will use Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to provide centralised telephony services (inter-state call transfer, contacts etc.) and support a new mobile sales workforce strategy.
ARN went to tender in late 2010, and chose to upgrade its switching and routing hardware simultaneously with its telephony network. It selected Logicalis Australia on account of the company’s considerable Cisco expertise and back-end networking skills.
project, completed in June 2011, was delivered by Logicalis on time and within
budget. Upon selection, ARN gave details of its new infrastructure plans to
Logicalis which then designed, configured, tested and installed the new network
to sit within ARN’s Wide Area Network (WAN). The company started with a Sydney
head-office roll-out, and delivered to Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and
“We’re in the business of providing entertainment to our listeners and advertising opportunities to our clients, consequently, how we communicate with these audiences is critical to our commercial operations,” said Graeme O’Connor, National Technology Director at Australian Radio Network. “The Logicalis team was exceptional in the design and delivery of the project, and worked well with our internal technical team to deliver a solution that fits into a wider strategy for ARN. Already our phone costs have been significantly reduced, and we’re realising the benefits of an improved mobile sales workforce.”
ARN owns and operates eleven capital city stations for 25 to 54 year olds, including Mix, The Edge and Classic Hits formats among others.
For more information, please visit http://www.au.logicalis.com
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Australian Radio Network (ARN)
In Australia, ARN has a dual brand strategy - a MIX and Classic Hits music stream in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Reaching over 4 million listeners, ARN is one of the leading broadcasters in the commercially important 25 – 54 demographics in Australia.
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