Managed Services

Network management takes off in UK

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson has been racking up the managed services contracts lately, on Thursday signing such a deal with Telefonica’s UK operation, O2.

Managed Services: EMEA

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In the telecoms industry, outsourcing is usually referred to as ‘managed services’ and includes the transfer of more technical processes such as network operations and management, along with the hosting of services by third parties. Until recently, the network itself was seen as core business, and this view is still widely held, but increased competition from new players such as media owners, cable companies and internet service providers has meant that the term ‘managed services’ now covers a wider range of possibilities than in the past.

Managed network services reach critical mass

In the wake of a flurry of network outsourcing contracts across Europe, analysts note that managed services are reaching critical mass with revenues set to exceed $8bn by 2013.

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UK operators adopt managed networks approach

The World’s Biggest Operator by Revenues, Vodafone, put paid to rumours of a network sharing agreement with fellow UK carrier O2 on Wednesday, by announcing a managed services contract with Ericsson.

Managed services market on strong growth curve

The strong growth in managed services that the telecoms industry has witnessed in recent years looks set to continue, with the market forecast to grow to over $34bn by 2013. According to figures released by analyst house and parent Informa Telecoms & Media this week, the key driver of this trend is that operators […]


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