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Ericsson Wins Russian Managed Services Contract

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Ericsson has won a 5 year managed services contract with Russia's VimpelCom, covering more than 10,000 sites, as well as overseeing more than 10,000km of optical transport cables and a fixed network across Siberia and the Urals in Russia.

Ericsson will be responsible for network operations and field maintenance for active and passive network components, for the operator's mobile, fixed and transport networks.

As part of the agreement over 400 VimpelCom employees spread over 41 locations across Siberia and the Urals will be transferred to Ericsson in April.

Valter D'Avino, Head of Managed Services, Ericsson, says: "This is our first major managed services contract in Russia. With Ericsson managing the operations of its network, VimpelCom will be able to reduce its operational expenditure and focus even more on providing innovative solutions for its customers."

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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