Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Telefónica Wins EUR 350 Million Contract with Deutsche Post

Telefónica has won what is believed to be the biggest pan-European combined fixed and mobile contract to date -- worth nearly EUR 350 million -- to provide all mobile, fixed voice and data services to Deutsche Post World Net over the next five years.

Under the contract, Telefónica will provide secure telecommunications services for 125,000 employees and 2,400
sites in Europe, and will transform Deutsche Post World Net's IP network services. The service will be delivered by Telefónica in Spain, its O2 businesses in UK, Ireland, Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as new operations and partnerships in 23 other Western European countries.
The European service will be managed by a dedicated 24x7 Service Management Centre in Prague and is expected to go live in early summer of 2009, subject to the usual approval by the cartel authorities and the completion of the transaction.

Telefónica said it will reinforce and extend its global IP backbone in Europe to provide services in 28 countries, including wide area network connectivity, centralized Internet access, local-area network (LAN) services such as wireless LAN, fixed voice, mobile voice and data as well as IT services such as managed security, web conferencing, unified messaging and fixed mobile
convergence. The contract comprises more than 100,000 LAN Ports, more than 60,000 fixed voice devices and 80,000 mobile connections including 24,000 mobile and smartphone devices.

"Deutsche Post World Net has grown through acquisitions and in some countries we operate multiple networks with multiple standards," said John Allan, Deutsche Post World Net's Chief Financial Officer and Head of Global Business Services. "We are delighted that Telefónica will manage and transform our network services across Europe over the next five years and help us
pave the way for more cost efficiency throughout our operations."http://www.telefonica.com