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Telenor Awards Managed Services Contract to Ericsson

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Ericsson today announced that it has been awarded a 5 year contract for multivendor managed services to support Telenor's mobile network rollout in Myanmar.

Late last year, Telenor also awarded Ericsson with a frame agreement to supply radio-access network (RAN) and associated services for a significant portion of Telenor's network in the country.

Telenor's network in Myanmar is expected to cover 90 percent of the country's population of more than 60 million in five years.

In preparation for the network deployment, Ericsson announced that local hiring will continue over the next few months, and that investments in training and development have taken place over recent months for those already on board. In addition, Ericsson will be drawing on specialist expertise from similar deployments elsewhere in the world.

In 2012, Ericsson commissioned a study to assess the potential economic impact of mobile communications in Myanmar. The study estimates that the total economic impact of the mobile sector in the country will be between 1.5 and 9 percent of GDP over the first three years after licenses are issued.

The potential impact of mobile communications on employment was also assessed. It is estimated that the mobile communications industry will employ approximately 66,000 full time employees in Myanmar, with an additional 24,000 full time jobs estimated to be created in the wider economy as a result of interactions with mobile network operators.

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