Chinese vendor to manage core network for Telefónica UK under five-year agreement

May 14, 2012

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BASINGSTOKE, U.K. -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (“ICT”) solutions provider, today announced it has signed a five year managed services agreement with Telefónica UK. Under the agreement Huawei will manage planning and implementation of the Telefónica UK mobile core network.

The agreement sees 56 permanent roles transfer from Telefónica UK to work for Huawei’s managed services business. The roles currently plan and build Telefónica UK’s core network and will continue to do so once they have transferred to Huawei. The terms and conditions of these employees will be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (“TUPE”) rules. A further 62 contractor roles will also transfer alongside the permanent employees.

Under the new agreement Huawei will be responsible for planning and managing the core transmission, mobile access and core network build in the multi-vendor core network. Huawei is the fastest growing managed services provider in the world, with more than 240 contracts in place with operators in more than 60 countries. Huawei currently collaborates with over 96 certified service partners with Managed Services branches located in nine countries supporting over 24 leading telecom operators.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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