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Ericsson Announces Managed Services Contract with MTN Nigeria

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Ericsson says that it has signed a five year managed services agreement with MTN Nigeria, which will see it take over the management, optimization and field maintenance of MTN's network infrastructure in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Asaba, which represents 75 percent of the network.

MTN will retain responsibility for design and planning, as well as equipment purchasing decisions.

The statement from Ericsson confirms a previous comment from MTN Nigeria, made on its Facebook page last November. In that statement, MTN indicated that the rest of the network would be managed by Huawei.

The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. The statement was also silent on the usual issue of staff transfers from MTN to Ericsson.

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