Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ericsson Wins Managed Services Deal in Africa

Atlantique Telecom, part of The Etisalat Group, awarded a five year multi-country managed services contract to Ericsson to manage its entire mobile networks. The contract covers network operations, field maintenance, network optimization and spare parts management for Etisalat' s multivendor mobile networks, including access, core and transmission, as well as value added services.  Ericsson said up to 10 million subscribers stand to benefit from improved network quality.

Atlantique Telecom operates in Benin, Central Africa Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Niger and Togo.

Lars Lindén, Head of Ericsson in region sub-Saharan Africa says, "Managed services is a proven business model to support operators in growth mode and it is one of the most dynamic areas in our industry. Our work together will support Atlantique Telecom in defining a new generation of operators in Africa."

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