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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ericsson wins managed services deal with du in United Arab Emirates

29 October 2009
Dubai 29 October 2009: EricssonEricsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and United Arab Emirates-based operator dudu, have signed a three-year managed services agreement which will enable dudu to continue develop operational efficiency of nationwide GSM/WCDMA network operations.

The partnership provides dudu with a long-term sustainable operating model, reducing its operational expenses and enabling the operator to focus further on providing attractive new services to its subscribers. The network operations agreement also guarantees the performance and quality of du’s multi-vendor network.

Hatem Bamatraf, Senior Vice President, Network Development, dudu, says, “We are committed to continuously develop and use our network at the optimum level. Our partnership with EricssonEricsson is a positive step in realization of this objective. With Ericsson’s experience in managed services, we can bring new mobile telecommunications services to the UAE market more efficiently than ever.”

Valter D'Avino, Vice President and Head of Managed Services, EricssonEricsson, says that the deal confirms EricssonEricsson's position as the industry leader in managed services and underscores a shift toward managed services in the region.

“Managed services have become a key to the success of operators in the Middle East, as well as in the wider industry,” D’Avino says. “With EricssonEricsson running network operations, dudu can devote even more attention to providing its customers with the latest mobile services with excellent network quality.”

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