PT Telekomunikasi Selular Indonesia (Telkomsel) has awarded Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) an expanded area of responsibility for managed services in Indonesia. Ericsson will broaden its comprehensive services offering in the country to managing the operations of Telkomsel's multivendor 3G/WCDMA network.
This is an extension to the scope of a managed services contract signed earlier this year, under which Telkomsel chose Ericsson to deliver and deploy a 3G/WCDMA radio and core network including HSPA and managed services. The network deployment is progressing as planned.
Ericsson will expand its managed services responsibility to include Telkomsel's operation, management and maintenance of a third-party radio access network in Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua.
Bengt Thornberg, president of PT Ericsson Indonesia, said: "We are very honored to be awarded this expanded scope in our managed services agreement with Telkomsel. This certainly reinforces the strong partnership between us."
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Ericsson has the telecom industry's most comprehensive managed services offering, ranging from designing, building, operating and managing day-to-day operations of a customer's network, to hosting service applications and enablers, as well as providing network coverage and capacity on demand. As the undisputed leader in managed services, Ericsson has officially announced more than 100 managed services contracts with operators worldwide since 2002. In all current managed services contracts, excluding hosting, Ericsson is managing networks that together serve more than 80 million subscribers worldwide.