Ericsson selected as managed services partner for Orange operations in five European countries

  • Ericsson to manage operations and maintenance for Orange networks in Belgium, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain
  • Five-year contract includes network operation, network performance and optimization, network expansion, field services, and spare parts management
  • Enhances user experience for subscribers

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by Orange as the reference provider of managed services. The scope of the contract covers five countries - Spain, Belgium, Romania, Slovakia and Moldova, supporting more than 30 million customers.

Under the five-year agreement, Ericsson provides a fully managed end-to-end operations service that includes network operations, performance, optimization, expansion and  field support, and maintenance, as well as a spare parts management service for Orange's fixed-line access, 2G, 3G, and 4G access.

Ericsson's customer-centric operational model enables Orange to offer enhanced and sustainable service quality for its subscribers in Europe.  
Jean-Claude Geha, Vice President and Head of Managed Services, Ericsson, says: "Through this agreement, we are enabling Orange to focus even more on providing innovative solutions and delivering high-quality services for its customers, whilst at the same time improving operational cost efficiency. This major win in managed services is a real breakthrough in our long term relationship with Orange".
 
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