Sunday, March 22, 2009

Belgium's BASE Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Mobile Outsourcing

Alcatel-Lucent has won a new outsourcing contract with the Belgian mobile operator BASE, which is part of the KPN group. Through this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will have end-to-end responsibility for all network operations and network rollout for BASE's network.

The contract covers the end-to-end network rollout and network operations of the BASE mobile network in Belgium, comprising approximately 3,000 sites. It also involves the transfer of around 29 BASE employees to Alcatel-Lucent. BASE will continue to own its network and continue to carry out key roles such as network design and customer service. With this contract, Alcatel-Lucent becomes BASE's main transformation partner as they deliver a range of services to their growing customer base, currently around 3.4 million subscribers.

"This contract will produce synergies that enable us to further concentrate on marketing our services throughout Europe," said Heinrich Lakatha CTO from BASE. "We selected Alcatel-Lucent based on their history of being a trusted partner over the years and given their global experience in network outsourcing," he continued.'

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