Ericsson Wins UK Wireless Outsourcing

June 10th, 2013 by · 4 Comments

I guess Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) is making good money off these network outsourcing contracts, because they keep racking them up. This morning they added MBNL, the joint venture tasked by Everything Everywhere (EE these days) and Three UK to run their British wireless access network, to the list.

The five year contract covers the network operations centre, network performance and optimisation, field support and maintenance, as well as multivendor spare parts management for the 2G, 3G, and 4G networks of both Three and EE.

Given that EE of course was created from the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK and itself has about a 33% market share, Ericsson is taking over the reins of much of the wireless network infrastructure in the UK. MBNL's infrastructure reaches some 12,000 3G sites.


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  • This news just proves how beneficial outsourcing is to any type of company – whether it be small or big (like Ericsson).

  • the watcher says:

    But if you scrape the surface. You will find Ericsson is only just holding on to the contracts they have by giving their stats a liberal dose of BS.
    This outsourcing is failing as they have employed very low skilled engineer (of a sort).

  • the watcher says:

    I think the outsourcing of your comms networks to foreign countries is about to come crashing back to earth as a failed venture.

    You can not replace experience and expertise with people who have no understanding of how telecoms networks work

  • Outsourcing happens all the time, EE does it, vodafone, o2. This is normal to make profits of them as well!

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