Orange Switzerland signs 5-year managed services deal with wireless equipment major Ericsson

Telecom Lead Europe: Orange in Switzerland has signed a 5-year managed services deal with wireless equipment major Ericsson.

“We are delighted to have chosen Ericsson, the world leader in managed services to be our partner. As a result, we can continue moving ahead with our commitment to offering customers leading network quality,” said Johann Andsjo, CEO, Orange Switzerland.

Ericsson said the five-year agreement covers Orange’s operations in Switzerland, including network management, field maintenance and spare parts management.

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Globally, Ericsson has signed more than 300 managed services contracts in more than 100 countries. The wireless equipment major manages networks on behalf of operators that serve more than 950 million subscribers worldwide. is presenting few of the managed services deal here:

Portugal cable TV provider ZON Multimedia has inked a two-year contract with Ericsson. Under the contract, Ericsson will work as consulting, systems integration and managed services partner to operate and maintain ZON’s data centers.

Ericsson signed a managed services contract with Telenor Sweden. Through the deal, Ericsson will gain valuable competence in the service area and reinforce its service business in the region.

Telefonica Brazil selected Ericsson to provide managed services for field maintenance in Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. Ericsson will provide field operations services, supervising and maintaining Telefonica’s fixed network within the following areas in Sao Paulo city: Campo Limpo, Campo Belo, Jabaquara, Consolaçao and Ipiranga. The managed services will be provided in a multi-vendor environment.

Recently, Aditya Kaul, practice director, mobile networks at ABI Research indicated that Alcatel-Lucent, one of the rivals of Ericsson, is in a vulnerable position of losing business with their Reliance Communications contract. Reliance Communications is yet to finalize its new telecom supplier though discussions are on for a while.

“Orange secures network quality and frees up resources to focus even more on its core business – providing its end users with innovative services. We see great momentum for managed services and this agreement reinforces our leadership both in Europe and globally,” said Anders Runevad, head of Region Western and Central Europe at Ericsson.

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