Ericsson awarded managed services contract by Brazilian operator Vivo

Tuesday 24 May 2005 12:27 CET | News

Ericsson has been selected by Vivo - the largest mobile operator in Brazil and part of the Portugal Telecom and Telefónica Móviles groups - to manage Vivos field operations in more than 2,000 sites in the states of Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo and Tocantins.

The managed services contract spans two years. The contract represents a breakthrough for Ericsson with Vivo, the leading mobile operator in the Brazilian market, with more than 27 million subscribers. The contract is aligned with Vivos strategy to reduce operating expenditure in order to create an even stronger position in the competitive Brazilian market. Vivos choice of Ericsson as its managed services partner is based on Ericssons industry leadership in managed services, knowledge about both the operators existing networks - CDMA and TDMA - as well as Ericssons extensive local competence and presence. The field operation services will be delivered in a multi-vendor, multi-technology environment including both core and radio networks. Being the industry leader in managed services, Ericsson is committed to supporting Vivo in delivering world-class services to its customers. The agreement reinforces Ericssons position in the fast-growing managed services market and as a telecom services provider in the region. It also demonstrates Ericssons strength in understanding customer needs and quick implementation processes.

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