Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed the largest single contract in Vietnam, amounting to USD 450 million, to develop and modernize Hanoi Telecom's nationwide mobile network. The strategic partnership, a first in
Under the three-year managed services agreement, Ericsson will be responsible for the management, operation and network design of Hanoi Telecom's mobile network, including field operations and support services. Ericsson will also provide a comprehensive range of professional services, such as network deployment and systems integration.
Ericsson will be responsible for the nationwide migration of Hanoi Telecom's network from CDMA to GSM/EDGE technology, supplying radio access network equipment, optical and microwave transmission, and will be the sole supplier of the all-IP circuit and packet core network. The contract also includes solutions from Ericsson ultimedia portfolio. Deployment has started and commercial launch is set for the end of 2008.
To provide technical support and network operation, Ericsson will expand its operations in
Dr. Pham Ngoc Lang, Chairman of Hanoi Telecom, says: "This strategic partnership with Ericsson is a first in
Eddie Åhman, President, Ericsson
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Press backgrounder - Ericsson Global Services www.ericsson.com/ericsson/press/facts_figures/doc/global_services.pdf
White paper - Managed Services' impact on the telecom industry http://www.ericsson.com/technology/whitepapers/3115_Managed_services_A.pdf
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