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Telecom’s 027 Network Management Goes To Lucent

TELECOM’S 027 NETWORK MANAGEMENT GOES TO LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES IN NZ $200 MILLION DEAL

Telecom New Zealand has today signed a NZ $200 million agreement with Lucent Technologies for the global network provider to supply and manage its 027 mobile network.

The agreement with Lucent is for five years and is one of the most extensive managed service agreements in the world among mobile network operators.

Lucent, through its Worldwide Services division (LWS), is responsible for the network planning, design, deployment, support, and overall management of Telecom's 027 CDMA network in addition to supplying the equipment to expand the network. Lucent was responsible for building and deploying the 027 network for Telecom 18 months ago. The network provides customers with high data speeds as well as enabling services such as Xtra on mobile phones.

Telecom General Manager Network Investment, Stephen Crombie, said Lucent will focus on making sure 027 customers will benefit from new world class developments and services much more quickly.

“This is one of the major advantages of having a global leader like Lucent managing our 027 network. They’re at the cutting edge of the technology and that means our customers can be certain they’ll get the latest, high quality services,” Mr Crombie said.

About 50 Telecom staff will transfer to Lucent on 1 July 2003.

Lucent New Zealand General Manager Ian Gardner said there are significant opportunities for transferring staff given the global operation of the company.

“We deliver networks for some of the world’s largest communications and service providers including 30 customer networks globally. Our agreement with Telecom means lower costs for the company so Telecom can further focus on its core business while ensuring top quality service for its 027 network customers,” Mr Gardner said.


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