ZON Multimedia selects Ericsson for managed services

Telecom Lead Europe: 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


With the selection of Ericsson as a managed services
partner will allow the company to provide its consumers with the best user


“We have chosen Ericsson due to its global
experience and local competence in managing complex projects. By partnering
with Ericsson we are able to better focus on further developing our offering
for ZON customers,” said Luís Lopes, chief operating officer, ZON Multimédia.


Ericsson will be optimizing the operational performance
of ZON’s information systems and information technologies (IS/IT).


Furthermore, Ericsson will look after the daily operation
and maintenance of ZON’s data centers, including hardware, software, operating systems,
databases, backups and storage.


“Operators are facing an increasingly complex IT
landscape and need to find ways to simplify their IT operations. By our managed
services and consulting and systems integration capabilities we have reinforced
our IT capabilities, taking a new leading role in the modernization and
optimization of IT infrastructures,” said Valter D’Avino, vice president and
head of Managed Services, Ericsson.


While acting as a consultant and systems integration
partner, Ericsson will be contributing to the optimization of IT processes
through the conception and definition of a services catalogue.


ZON is the main operator of subscription-based TV and
new-generation broadband services in Portugal. It serves more than 1.6 million
customers over a countrywide optical fiber network.


European cable operator ZON enhances data links by 30%
leveraging DiViNetworks


In March, ZON selected DiViNetworks to optimize the link
to Azores, addressing growing bandwidth demands.

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