Tassie firm signs $100m ICT deal

A $100 MILLION information and computer technologies deal will mean jobs for Launceston as a Tasmanian company reaches across the world.

TasICT executive officer Dean Winter yesterday confirmed that Tasmanian company Anderson Morgan had clinched a deal to install Wi-Fi internet systems across the US.

Anderson Morgan is an IT service company with offices in Launceston, Ulverstone, Hobart and Brisbane.

Mr Winter said the deal would create several jobs in Launceston and the chief of the company was based in Launceston.

The company could not be contacted yesterday.

Mr Winter said the deal highlighted the success of the ICT sector in Tasmania.

He said ICT was adding more jobs to the Tasmanian economy than any other sector and expertise from the state was being exported around the world.

It is understood the deal involves providing hi-tech, secure and custom Wi-Fi solutions in the US, across a range of locations.

Further contracts in Asia and North America are possible.

Anderson Morgan offers ICT support packages, software development services for small business, hardware help and solutions for network issues.

Mr Winter said the ICT sector was also about to host global digital video technology giant DivX.

He said DivX chief technology officer Eric Grab would be in Tasmania for four days this month to speak at the 2014 Tasmanian ICT Conference.

US-based DivX helps consumers enjoy a high-quality video experience. It creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies for computers, the living room and mobile devices.

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