Telecom New Zealand and Alcatel-Lucent renew relationship agreements
Posted on 29-Sep-2011 15:48
Filed under: News
Telecom New Zealand and Alcatel-Lucent announced today that the companies have signed a strategic supplier agreement and three-year managed services agreement under which Alcatel-Lucent will provide network operations, maintenance and support and a range of project services to Telecom.
Telecom Group chief technology officer, David Havercroft, said the company has been reviewing all of its strategic supplier relationships in order to ensure they continue to meet the needs of Telecom in its changing environment.
“Getting our supplier relationships in order has been a business priority for some time, and I’m pleased to have reached these agreements with Alcatel-Lucent, which will deliver the support and flexibility Telecom will need as we face the changes ahead.”
For Alcatel-Lucent’s country leader for New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Andrew Miller, the renewed agreements with Telecom are testament to the company’s global expertise in providing telecommunications carriers with fully managed services capability.
“Alcatel-Lucent’s global expertise in providing managed services, and our significant New Zealand-based team, enables our customers to leverage global best practice to optimise operating costs. It also means they can focus on what is most important to them – the needs of their customers,” said Andrew.