Huawei announces managed services partnership with Three UK
Huawei, Chinese ICT provider, has announced it has signed a managed services agreement with Three UK.
Under the agreement Huawei will deliver service management and operations for Three's core network in the UK, the transport network and the ICT applications. Huawei has selected Tech Mahindra, global system integrator, as its ICT Partner to deliver the ICT applications management.
The agreement between Three and Huawei will see a number of permanent roles transfer to work for Huawei's managed services business and Tech Mahindra for the ICT applications management.
Dave Dyson, CEO at Three UK said: 'The decision to select Huawei to manage core network operations follows a rigorous procurement process. We chose the partner that best met our requirements and which matched our long-term vision of how our network should be managed. This partnership is just one of a series that sees us enhance the capability of our Ultrafast network. The partnership means the existing team experience will continue to support the management of our core network.'
Victor Zhang, CEO at Huawei UK said: 'Huawei is very pleased to be selected by Three for the operations management of its core network. We already work with Three in six markets internationally and today's partnership extends that relationship to the UK. The agreement is an important step in building a world class managed services capability.'