Telecom wins education deal covering 45,000 laptops
Telecom Rentals has won a "multimillion dollar" contract to provide leased laptops to primary and secondary schools across the country.
The three-year deal with the Ministry of Education, one of the largest laptop deployments in Australasia, the company said. It will replace some 45,000 laptops leased to eligible teachers and principals at 2,500 schools nationwide.
Telecom Rentals Ltd. is the technology finance subsidiary of the Telecom NZ Group and provides Telco and IT asset financing for business customers nationwide. The new contract, awarded under the Ministry of Educations’ Laptops to Teachers and Principals (TELA) Scheme, will continue to subsidise laptops for eligible teachers and principals through the Ministry’s e-learning programme.
Gen-i will be supporting Telecom rentals to deliver a fully managed end-to-end supply model, including co-ordination of indemnity and warranty repairs and a dedicated service desk for all 2,500 schools.
The contract, awarded via competitive tender, takes effect from 1 March 2012 with the first consignment of laptops to be delivered soon afterwards.
Telecom declined to put a specific value on the deal.