Ericsson signs managed service deal with Mobilicity

Telecom Lead America: Canadian Mobilicity has extended
its managed services agreement with telecom gear maker Ericsson.

The two-year term extension will provide Ericsson with an
additional service scope and covers network planning, engineering, network
optimization and integration.


“I am excited that we are further extending our
relationship with Mobilicity. It reaffirms the high quality of Ericsson’s
technologies and services and creates new opportunities for Mobilicity to
maximize the value of its capital expenditures and operating cost to improve
capacity, coverage and ultimately the quality of service for its customers,”
said Loris Zaia, executive vice-president, Ericsson Canada.


The managed services contract between both companies was
originally signed in 2009 in connection with the rollout of Mobilicity’s
network in Canada.


With the extension, Ericsson will expand its role to also
take responsibility for network planning, engineering, optimization, customer
management as well as integration support for new sites.


Ericsson claims that it undisputedly leads the managed
services market. In all current managed services contracts, Ericsson is
globally managing networks that together serve more than 900 million
subscribers worldwide.


The company added that operators can strengthen their
competitive edge through improved network availability and capacity, while
reducing their operating costs, simply by teaming up with Ericsson.


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