Romanian Post has announced its plans to invest RON77.2m (US$18.5m) in two contracts to improve its IT and communications infrastructure.
The first contract for the purchase of IT equipment will allow the post to develop a cloud-based virtual private network (VPN). The contract is valued at approximately RON59.6m (US$14.3m) and will open to bids on February 8, 2016. The second contract is to improve the post’s telecommunication services and is valued at RON17.5m (US$4.2m) with bidding starting on February 9, 2016.
The project termed the ‘Optimization and Development of the Electronic Communications Network at Romanian Post’ is aimed at raising performance levels to European standards to ensure the efficient use of resources and security. The project goal is to create a flexible and fast network, allowing for the sensible improvement of operational processes. In addition, the number of computerized postal locations with VPN connections will be doubled, from 1,000 to 2,000. This will result in decreases in the waiting time at post office counters.
Alexandru Petrescu, director general of Romanian Post, said, “This project is essential for the company’s development and I am glad that we have a defined route to implementation. Our goal is that in 2016, the national postal service will have moved away from the outdated technologies that have limited the efficiency of commercial operations.”
January 7, 2016