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Ericsson and MTN Group sign agreements for mobile network equipment and services

Monday 24 May 2004 00:33 CET | News

Ericsson has signed two five-year agreements with telecommunications operator MTN Group for mobile network equipment and services. The agreements are valued at more than USD 1.5 billion. MTN is the leading operator in sub-Saharan Africa with more than nine million subscribers across Swaziland, Rwanda, Uganda, Cameroon and Nigeria, as well as South Africa.

The agreements build on Ericssons and MTNs ten year relationship and experience in meeting the demands of mobile phone users in the sub-Saharan region. The agreement moves the relationship to a new level aimed at evolving and growing the MTN business. The agreement for equipment supply and delivery covers pre-defined solutions for mobile core and radio access network, ensuring an efficient supply chain and scalability across all MTN markets. The agreement for provisioning of services includes business and technology consulting, network and systems design, deployment and integration, and support and training. Under the agreement MTN locally can choose different service levels depending on the operators local capability, giving MTN a very high degree of flexibility in their operations.


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