Unisys, Steria Chosen to Modernize EC Tax and Customs Communications Network
Unisys Corporation's (NYSE: UIS) Belgian subsidiary and Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, today announced a Unisys-led consortium has won a framework contract to modernize the mission-critical communications network used by European Union member states to share customs and tax information and protect against tax and customs fraud.
The three-year contract (renewable twice, each time for a period of 1 year), awarded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Taxation and Customs (DG Taxud), has an estimated value of €63 million.
Under the contract, the consortium will replace DG Taxud's existing legacy communications infrastructure with a cost-effective, flexible platform based on industry standards and a services oriented architecture. The new network, to be called Common Communication Network 2 (CCN2), will provide mission-critical interoperability and communications links between the 28 EU member states' customs and tax operations and the multiple systems in operation across the region.
DG Taxud's Common Communication Network (CCN) is the gateway