Coles partners with Optus on high capacity NBN deal
Supermarket giant Coles has entered into a multi-year partnership with Optus Business in which it will deliver digital network and telecommunications services to over 2400 stores, as well as its supply chain and corporate sites
Optus will partner with NBN Co to deploy fibre connections to Coles supermarkets, liquor stores, Coles Express convenience stores, distribution centres and store support centres, with the high capacity service set to improve the shopping experience for customers.
“The increased speeds and capacity of this new network give us the flexibility to rapidly increase the speed at which our stores can access and transfer data,” Coles chief information and digital officer Roger Sniezek said.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Optus to leverage the speed, flexibility and agility of the new network, implement new digital initiatives, and ensure we are well-placed to take advantage of emerging technologies in coming years.”
The new network will reduce the time it takes in-store staff to complete regular processes, allowing for more time for teams to focus on customer service.
The partnership will also see a range of mobile and internet products made available to Coles customers in-store and online.
The strategic partnership will allow flybuys members to earn points with Optus offers on a range of Optus mobile, broadband and wearable products.