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Huawei Wins Core Network Management Contract from Three UK

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UK based Hutchison 3G (Three) has awarded a managed services contract to Huawei. Under the agreement Huawei will deliver service management and operations for Three's core network in the UK, the transport network and the ICT applications.

Huawei has selected TechMahindra as its ICT Partner to deliver the ICT applications management. The agreement between Three and Huawei will see a number of permanent roles transfer to work for Huawei's managed services business and Tech Mahindra for the ICT applications management.

Victor Zhang, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei UK said: "Huawei is very pleased to be selected by Three for the operations management of its core network. We already work with Three in six markets internationally and today's partnership extends that relationship to the UK. The agreement is an important step in building a world-class managed services capability. Huawei has been in the UK for eleven years and by focusing on the needs of our customers, we continue to develop and grow our business."

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Ericsson had the management contract for the radio access network, and that 4-year contract is also due to expire this year.

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