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Telefónica O2 picks Huawei for UK services
24 May 2012
Huawei signs five-year managed services contract with Telefónica O2 to plan and managed UK network
Telefónica UK has signed a managed services contract with Huawei. The five-year contract will see the vendor planning and managing the operator’s mobile access, core transmission, and network construction in the multivendor core network.
Victor Zhang, Huawei UK’s CEO, said: “We are very pleased to announce our first major managed services agreement with Telefónica UK.”
The deal will also see Telefónica UK — which operates under the O2 brand — transferring 56 of its employees to Huawei to execute the planning and building of the network. Under the deal, 62 contractors will also be transferred.
Zhang added: “Having collaborated with Telefónica in a number of markets around the world, this agreement, which focuses on building world-class managed services capabilities in the UK, is no doubt an important step in extending our relationship with Telefónica UK.” GTB
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