Ericsson wins prime integrator revenue assurance contract with Telefónica across Latin America

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Jul 24, 2008 08:30 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will provide business consulting and systems integration services for Telefónica's fixed and mobile operations across Latin America, allowing Telefónica to improve control of its revenue streams.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide business consulting services including financial-risk evaluation and revenue assurance life-cycle management, supported by technical analysis. Ericsson will also provide systems integration services such as design, adaptation and integration of customized Revenue Assurance solutions for Telefónica's Latin American operations.

Ericsson's transformation project and solution will enable Telefónica to gain greater control of its operations and prevent the recurrence of inconsistencies that adversely affect revenue.

Luis Miguel Gilpérez, Wireless Executive Director Telefónica Latin America Group, says: "As a long-term partner, Ericsson understands our specific needs and has detailed knowledge of our business processes, making it the perfect choice to take on the prime integrator role to drive and manage this complex transformation project and deliver us a competitive edge."

Ingemar Naeve, President of Ericsson Iberia , says: "We are proud to continue our long-running partnership with global customer Telefónica. Our expertise in business consulting and systems integration, together with our deep knowledge of Telefónica's infrastructure and technology, will help Telefónica increase revenue control for both fixed and mobile sides across its Latin American operations.

"This milestone contract reaffirms Ericsson's position as the leading provider of telecom services. The deal also underlines the importance of the prime integrator role to drive and manage these kinds of complex transformation projects," Naeve says.

Based on its technology leadership and expertise in business and technology consulting, network deployment and systems integration, Ericsson is well-positioned to take on the role of prime integrator

Ericsson Business Consulting provides leading companies in the telecom, media and internet industries with advisory services for business strategy, service and application development, operational efficiency and revenue management. Ericsson has carried out more than 700 business consulting projects around the world and is a leading provider of business consultancy services.

Ericsson's Systems Integration organization delivers more than 1000 systems integration projects per year in multivendor and multiple-technology environments. Projects range from single-solution integration projects to end-to-end solution transformation projects.

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