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* Polish operator Netia Group renews and expands Managed Services
Agreement with Ericsson
* About 190 additional Netia Group employees will join Ericsson
* The four-year Managed Services contract includes maintenance and
Netia Group, one of Poland's largest providers of
services, has signed a four-year Managed Services Agreement with Ericsson
Under the contract, Ericsson is responsible for the maintenance and
of Netia Group's networks, as well as supporting the provision of services
Netia Group's residential and business users. The renewed and expanded
covers the same range of cooperation as the previous agreement, while
its geographical reachto include the Telefonia Dialog and Crowley
telecommunication networks acquired by Netia Group in December 2011.
The agreement covers two main areas: services provision, and the transfer
contracts concerning employees, assets and agreements of Netia Group. About
additional Netia Group employees will be transferred to Ericsson Poland.
Valter D'Avino, Vice President and Head of Managed Services, Ericsson,
"The contract we signed with Netia in 2006 was one of the first worldwide
fixed-line Ericsson contracts. This is the second time we prolonged this
managed-services partnership, and it is a clear acknowledgement from Netia
of the work
we have done together to provide high-quality, unified services to Netia
entire user base, including the users added through Netia's recent
of operators Telefonia Dialog and Crowley."
Miroslaw Godlewski, President of the Management Board and Chief Executive
Officer, Netia, says: "We are happy our partnership with Ericsson has just
extended. We believe this contract will deliver even more effective and
integrated handling and management of Netia Group's networks and service
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Netia SA (Netia) is one of the largest Poland-based independent fixed-line
telephony operators. Its service portfolio comprises a range of fixed-line
telecommunications services including voice, data transmission and internet
access, and wholesale network services. These services are provided through
5,002 km fiber-optic network that spans major Polish cities. In addition,
also uses other local access networks to provide its services. Moreover,
company offers services based on access to the fixed-line network of the
incumbent operator through bitstream access (BSA), local loop unbundling
and wholesale line rental (WLR). Netia is headquartered at Warsaw, Poland.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and
services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time
solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,
sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within
and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.
more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson
networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in
1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company's
sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on the
NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
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