Ericsson announces agreement with O2 UK for managed services
V.J. | , 10:02 a.m. July 16, 2009
Ericsson and O2 UK have signed a multi-year managed services agreement. Ericsson will provide field maintenance and other services for the Telefónica O2 UK 2G and 3G networks.
Under the new agreement Ericsson will provide field
maintenance services for radio and switch sites, spare parts management
logistics support as well as optimisation and drive services and
facilities engineering services for Telefónica O2 UK.
Ericsson and Telefónica O2 UK have a multi-year
relationship for supply of mobile core network technology. This new
agreement marks the first time that Ericsson will undertake day-to-day
operations for Telefónica O2 UK. In addition to the new agreement with
Telefónica O2 UK, Ericsson has a global relationship with Telefónica in
Mats Granryd, Managing Director, Ericsson UK, says:
"We view this as an excellent step in the development of a long-term
strategic partnership with Telefónica O2 UK and we are extremely
honored to have been chosen by Telefónica O2 UK as its Managed Services
partner. Although Ericsson and Telefónica O2 UK have enjoyed a long
relationship this agreement has significantly strengthened it, bringing
us much closer."
Through economies of scale, best practice tools,
methods, processes and efficient resource allocation, Ericsson's
managed services supports its partners to improve network performance
and end-user experience whilst reducing operational costs. With 15
years experience, Ericsson is the global managed services market
leader. In the UK, Ericsson holds multiple managed services contracts
with fixed and mobile operators.