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Nokia Siemens Networks Wins Managed Networks Contract in Latin America

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NII Holdings which operates the Nextel branded networks in Latin America is to transfer around 1,000 staff to Nokia Siemens Networks as part of a network management outsourcing deal. The agreement covers the management of NII's networks across its markets in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

The scale of the contract makes it the first of its kind in Latin America and is one of Nokia Siemens Networks' largest, multi-vendor, multi-country managed services agreements in the region.

Under the terms of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will assume responsibility for day-to-day services, provisioning and maintenance for NII owned networks, including a full range of operations, network planning and optimization, consulting and OSS/BSS integration, as well as multi-vendor maintenance services.

NII and its operating companies will retain full ownership of its network assets and will continue to make all decisions relating to network strategy, technology, vendor selections and investment decisions.

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