OTE Group member of the consortium that undertakes major framework contract for eu-LISA and Frontex
- The contract includes the design, deployment, testing and support of the ICT infrastructure of the Agencies, with OTE Group undertaking the provisioning of network infrastructure
OTE Group is member of the consortium undertaking a major technology contract for the European Agencies eu-LISA and Frontex. Specifically, the consortium of everis, Cancom, OTE and Sopra Steria has been awarded through an open tendering procedure the provisioning of ICT infrastructure to support the mission-critical applications of the two agencies. The contract has a total budget of €442 million for a maximum duration of six years.
Through this major technology contract, the consortium will support eu-LISA and Frontex objectives, by designing and providing the infrastructure platform that will host their current and future mission-critical information systems. The framework contract is fully aligned with both institutions’ challenging strategic objectives in the coming years: eu-LISA, aims to continue to grow as a contributor to and implementing partner for the EU in the relevant policies in the freedom, security and justice domain, and also to extend its role as an ICT centre of excellence and service provider. Frontex, on the other hand, targets to ensure safety in the EU by effectively protecting its borders.
In the context of this contract, OTE Group will deliver network hardware and software, as well as network infrastructure services for the design, deployment, testing and support of the newly-deployed and re-casted large-scale applications of the Agencies. The services will be provided by a team of expert engineers, at the premises of the Group in Athens, and also on-site at the eu-LISA and Frontex premises in Strasbourg and Warsaw, respectively.
OTE Group Chief Commercial Officer Business Segment, Mr. Grigoris Christopoulos, noted: “As a member of the everis-Cancom-OTE-Sopra Steria team, OTE Group has the opportunity to contribute decisively to a major project for the safety of the European Union and its citizens. Our many years of experience with implementing high-tech projects and innovative solutions in the ICT infrastructure domain, make us a partner of choice for any business or organization in Europe that aspires to enhance its agility and effectiveness in the new digital era. With technology, we create a better world for all.”
More information about the project, as well as the other European projects undertaken by the OTE Group can be found here: https://www.cosmote-gs.com/
OTE Group, demonstrating extensive experience in IT integration sector, and having formed strategic partnerships for the implementation of complex ICT projects, constitutes a leading partner of choice for businesses seeking modern solutions in the fields of Digital and Cloud Transformation, cyber security, Internet of Things, health, tourism and energy.
eu-LISA ( European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice), was established in 2011 and has been operational since December 2012. It is the European Union agency responsible for the operational management of large-scale IT systems, which are essential instruments in the implementation of the asylum, border management and migration policies of the EU. eu-LISA's headquarters is in Tallinn, Estonia, whilst its operational centre is in Strasbourg, France.
Frontex (Frontières extérieures) or the European Border and Coast Guard Agency was established in 2004 and is headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. It is the agency of the European Union responsible for coordinating protection of the EU’s external borders, controlling migration, combating cross-border crime and facilitating cooperation between the national border and coast guards of the Schengen Area member states.