Ericsson and Crnogorski Telekom, part of Deutsche Telekom Group, have agreed a seven-year managed services partnership. Under the terms of the contract, Ericsson will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of Crnogorski Telekom’s network in Montenegro.
The contract covers the operation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment and the entire network infrastructure, and includes the transfer of 91 experienced telecommunications and IT experts from Crnogorski Telekom who will continue to develop their professional careers at Ericsson.
This deal represents Ericsson’s second managed services contract in Montenegro and further strengthens Ericsson’s market position in Southeastern Europe while expanding the company’s managed services footprint in Region Mediterranean and globally.
Rüdiger J. Schulz, CEO, Crnogorski Telekom, says: “We selected Ericsson for its global experience and proven technical expertise in managing highly complex networks. By bringing these capabilities to Crnogorski Telekom, we believe with this managed services partnership will we will be able to focus even more on delivery of new interesting products to our customers, contribute to our competitiveness while ensuring our subscribers enjoy even better quality and speed as part of a superior customer experience.
Maurizio De Dominicis, Head of Hub Southeastern Europe, Ericsson, says: “We are proud to have been selected by Crnogorski Telekom as their trusted business partner for this important managed services contract. It underlines the strength of the business collaboration that we have built together since many years. Furthermore, this deal strengthens Ericsson local presence and reinforces our technology and services leadership, which is paving the way for realizing the Networked Society in Montenegro.”
Crnogorski Telekom, part of Deutsche Telekom Group, provides a full range of fixed, mobile and internet communications services in Montenegro that are marketed under the "T"-brand.
With more than 15 years’ experience in managing multivendor, multi-technology networks for operators globally, Ericsson has invested in tools, methods and processes in order to help its customers increase network efficiency while delivering world-class subscriber experiences. Today, Ericsson provides managed services for networks that together serve more than 1 billion subscribers worldwide.