The FINANCIAL — As a result of this deal Telefónica will be able to strengthen its position in the competitive Brazilian market as it increases focus on launching innovative products and services for its customers.
José Homobono, Telefónica's Networks Vice-President, says: "We have entered into this managed services partnership in order to strengthen our focus on the customers. We chose Ericsson because of its global experience in managing complex projects. I am convinced the agreement will improve our competitiveness on the market."
André Machado, Commercial Vice President for Ericsson Latin America says: "Managed Services has proven a successful model as it provides operators with reduced cost and improved efficiency. Besides that, operators can devote even more attention to providing its customers with the latest mobile services with excellent network quality."
This contract extends the managed services cooperation between Ericsson and Telefónica Brazil which was established in 2008, when Ericsson was selected to operate and maintain a new multivendor optical fiber network in São Paulo state. Ericsson will also be responsible for spare parts management.