Lendlease and Optus launch major technology tie-up

  • 21 Jun 2023
Lendlease and Optus announce a strategic technology partnership. Partnership forms a foundational layer to underpin Lendlease’s Mobile First strategy and support future Lendlease projects to leverage emerging technology.

Globally integrated real estate group, Lendlease, and telco leader, Optus, today announced the signing of a new multi-year technology partnership between the two industry-leading companies. 
The new partnership comprises three key elements: Lendlease transitioning its existing mobile and data services to Optus; Optus partnering with Lendlease to roll out its cutting-edge property insights tool, Podium Property Insights (PPI), starting with Optus’ new state-of-the-art Adelaide office; and Lendlease and Optus jointly exploring other opportunities for collaboration. 

The partnership will also build on the already strong relationship between Lendlease and Optus parent company after Singtel announced in 2022 it had partnered with Lendlease to redevelop its Singapore headquarters into a S$3 billion world-class sustainable workplace featuring the latest smart building and digital technologies. 

The partnership’s first element will see Lendlease transition existing mobile and data services to the Optus network, as well as transforming management of mobile and mobile broadband services through a single platform with improved insights and asset management. This will include the commencement of approximately 3,000 services in 80 locations across Australia where Lendlease operates.  
By leveraging Optus’ unique set of instruments and automation capability in mobile and device lifecycle management, the partnership will improve team productivity and deliver better asset retention and significant management efficiencies. 
The second element is a collaboration whereby Lendlease and Optus will develop joint solutions to leverage Lendlease’s PPI platform, starting with a deployment at Optus’ new Adelaide office. The PPI platform is a placemaking data and insights solution that seamlessly integrates building occupancy, attendance and operational data – allowing informed and efficient place optimisation. 
Going forward, Lendlease and Optus will collaborate on future opportunities including Wi-Fi, integrated networks and IoT managed services.  

Bill Ruh, CEO, Lendlease Digital said, “This strategic partnership between Lendlease and Optus will create value for both our people, and those who live, work and play in our precincts.  
“The collaboration supports our vision to be a digitally led company, delivering on a mobile first approach for our people who’ll benefit from the new Optus infrastructure. As the partnership progresses, Optus will utilise our PPI platform to help more effectively optimise its office space.”  
Stuart Pritchard, Vice President of Enterprise and Government at Optus said, “Optus is thrilled to partner with Lendlease to deliver a seamless mobile first experience here in Australia. Together, we recognise the value this partnership will deliver for both the Lendlease team as well as the millions of Australians using Lendlease delivered projects every day. 
“Optus’ reliable and trusted network will enable Lendlease to collaborate and monitor data in real-time, enabling efficient decision-making and streamlined project management. Our deep expertise in networking and data will support Lendlease’ to leverage the benefits of emerging technology.”
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