As a result, MBNL, EE and Three UK will be better able to support coverage and capacity upgrades and new site activations for their respective customers.
Pat Coxen, Managing Director at MBNL, says: With this new contract the customers of EE and Three UK will benefit from seamless coverage and capacity upgrades, and networks that are optimized and managed with minimal impact, coupled with price predictability.
Valter D'Avino, Head of Western & Central Europe, Ericsson, says: Ericsson is proud to continue its long-standing relationship with MBNL as provider of managed services for design, planning and deployment supporting their Best Network Strategy.
NSN has been the prime contractor for Orange's managed services in the UK (as part of a global managed services relationship with France Telecom) and provides part of the managed services for MBNL
; NSN is also the equipment supplier for MBNL
, and has supplied equipment to most of the other UK operators too.
Ericsson will provide MBNL with a fully managed end to end operations service that includes the network operations centre, network performance and optimisation, field support and maintenance, as well as multivendor spare parts management service for its 2G and 3G networks and EE and Three UK deployments of 4G technology.
Graham Payne, Managing Director, MBNL said; "Since the formation of MBNL in 2007 we have achieved a great deal by consolidating a complex network infrastructure to deliver the best network at lowest cost.
It is exceptional in terms of its scale and I am delighted that this new contract further extends our relationship with MBNL.
Jan Frykhammar, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services, Ericsson, says: "I am proud that we are further extending our relationship with MBNL.
As per Graham Payne, MD at MBNL
, Ericsson will deliver a further enhancement to the service levels we achieve, and drive continuous service improvement and innovation to further extend our lead in positive customer experience .