Ericsson selected by Orange for managed services in the Netherlands

Press release
Feb 02, 2007 07:52 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) entered into an agreement with Orange for a major managed services cooperation in the Netherlands. The agreement covers operations, rollout and field maintenance of the Orange mobile network. 190 jobs will be transferred to Ericsson.
The agreement, which covers a time frame of five years, will allow Orange Netherlands to better focus on the changing telecommunications market.

Hans Vestberg, Executive Vice President and head of business unit Global Services at Ericsson says: "We are extremely proud and pleased to announce this managed services agreement that Orange Netherlands have entrusted us with. Our know-how, combined with the experience of Orange Netherlands specialists, will guarantee a continuous high quality of service whilst ensuring significant savings in their operational expenses."

Yves Gaultier, CEO of Orange Netherlands says: "This is an important step for Orange Netherlands. Thanks to this we will be able to focus more on improving our position in the mobile telecommunications market. The cooperation with Ericsson guarantees the quality of our network. At the same time, our high-grade technical network staff will have a job within Ericsson.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
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About Ericsson's Managed Services Offering
Ericsson has the telecom industry's most comprehensive managed services offerings, 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 over 100 million subscribers worldwide.

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