Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021
Paris, March 23, 2010 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the renewal of its existing managed services contract with the Austrian mobile communications operator Orange. The three 2023 contract has an extension option of five 2023s and will take effect on January 1st, 2011.
The renewed managed services contract reinforces Alcatel-Lucent’s commitment as a trusted partner to help Orange Austria transform their business to meet today’s demanding network and application requirements. Alcatel-Lucent’s contractual services include the management, operation and maintenance of the entire multi-vendor mobile network of Orange Austria that serves more than 2.1 million subscribers.
With its network activities managed by Alcatel-Lucent, Orange Austria is able to concentrate on its core business, reduce its operating expenses and ensure increased network quality. This relationship also ensures the development and fast deployment of new user-oriented services and solutions.
“It is important for us to ensure that we keep providing our customers with a high-standard, reliable network”, explains Elmar Grasser, CTO Orange Austria. “Alcatel-Lucent has been a competent partner for many 2023s. Their expertise and understanding of our needs as well as those of our customers will guarantee that our network increases in quality over the long term.”
Alcatel-Lucent will bring Orange the experience gained from designing, deploying, operating, maintaining and expanding more than 90 networks supporting more than 220 million subscribers worldwide.
“By taking on the operations and maintenance of the Orange network, Alcatel-Lucent helps them focus on what is key to them: their customers,” said Harald Himmer, Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Austria. “This demonstrates our determination to continue building our managed services capabilities, and position ourselves as a strategic partner for our customers.”
Orange is one of the major service providers around the world which rely on Alcatel-Lucent for network operations, network integration, multi-vendor maintenance, network outsourcing, applications integration and IP network transformation. Other customers include AT&T, Vivacom, Bharti Airtel, and BT Global Services.
About Orange in Austria
Orange Austria Telecommunication GmbH started on 26 October 1998 under the ONE brand as third mobile telephony operator in Austria. In 2008 the company achieved a mobile communications revenue of 592 million euro. At the end of 2009 market share amounted to 20 percent. About 800 employees take care of the needs and wishes of about 2,1 million customers daily. The distribution network in Austria comprises 93 Orange shops and approximately 1,700 distribution outlets. In the recent network test of Europe’s biggest telecommunications magazine Connect (12/09) the Orange network received an excellent grade (“Sehr gut”) and was among the best within the German speaking countries.Orange in Austria is owned by Mid Europa Partners (65 %) and Orange (35 %). The 100% subsidiary YESSS! forms part of the Orange Austria Group. Moreover, Orange has a 16.67 % stake in the paybox Austria GmbH and a 25.1 % stake in the eety Telecommunications GmbH. Orange is the main brand of France Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications companies worldwide. For further details on Orange in Austria, please refer to www.orange.at.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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