Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vodafone UK Outsources Network Operations to Ericsson

Ericsson was awarded a seven year agreement

to provide maintenance and operations for Vodafone UK's 2G and 3G radio access networks. The contract includes the transfer of approximately 350 employees from Vodafone to Ericsson, scheduled for the beginning of May. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"We see this as a strategic long-term relationship, offering real operational and financial benefits allowing us, over time, to reinvest savings in delivering new products and services for customers. Ericsson is the specialist in this area and will be critical in helping maintain our high quality network -- which customers expect from Vodafone," stated Jeni Mundy, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone UK.