Expects to simplify its overall network operations model
Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems has outsourced its network operations to Nokia Siemens Networks, to reduce its overall costs while increasing organisational flexibility, transparency and the predictability of its operational expenses.
With the managed services agreement, MTS expects to simplify its overall network operations model, for which is important with the rollout of 3G services for subscribers in Russia’s central region.
Under the five-year managed services deal, Mobile TeleSystems will outsource the daily operation and maintenance of its entire mobile network across Central Russia to Nokia Siemens Networks. It will also transfer around 250 employees to Nokia Siemens Networks.
Aleksander Popovsky, director of MTS Russia, said: “Entering into a managed service agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks will allow MTS to substantially optimise network operations and increase efficiency while keeping service experience high for our customer base.
“While managed services projects have already proved their efficiency worldwide, in Russia the experience of such project implementation will be unique and innovative. That is why we’ll attentively follow up the progress in its development under local conditions. In the future this will allow us to make the decision on introducing this approach to other regions.”