Huawei wins O2 contract
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Huawei has won a contract to oversee managed services for O2’s managed services.
Huawei provide “planning and implementation” of O2′s network over five years. This will include building out new network infrastructure and handling broadcasts between the operator’s network and other UK communication infrastructure.
It will result in 56 staff currently involved in overseeing O2′s network moving as part of a TUPE transfer from O2 to Huawei, as well as a further 62 servicers.
Huawei UK CEO Victor Zhang said: “We are very pleased to announce our first major managed services agreement in the UK Huawei works with Telefónica in a number of markets around the world and today’s agreement means we are extending our relationship to the UK. Today’s announcement is an important first step in building a world-class managed services capability in the UK. The agreement is a long-term strategic commitment from both Huawei and Telefónica UK to deliver the best in class management of a core network.”