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Huawei Announces Managed Services Partnership With Three UK

BASINGSTOKE, England, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Huawei to deliver operations management of the Three network

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology ("ICT") solutions provider, today 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 TechMahindra as its ICT Partner to deliver the ICT applications management. Tech Mahindra, is a leading global system integrator, specialist provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry.

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.  The terms and conditions of these employees will be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (known as "TUPE").

Dave Dyson, Chief Executive Officer, 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, Chief Executive Officer, 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.  Huawei has been in the UK for eleven years and by focusing on the needs of our customers, we continue to develop and grow our business."

Mr Zhang added: "I am also pleased that later this year we will be welcoming new employees to Huawei, the skills and experience they bring will be vital as we develop our managed services capability, as well as managing Three UK's core network operations going forward."

Huawei is the fastest growing managed services provider in the world, with more than 240 contracts in place with operators in more than 60 countries.  Huawei currently collaborates with over 96 certified service partners with Managed Services branches located in nine countries supporting over 24 leading telecom operators.

About Three UK

Three is a communications company focused on bringing the benefits of the internet to mobile communications. We offer attractive pricing and give our customers the widest choice of ways to stay connected.

To do this we've built an award-winning high-speed mobile broadband network.

Three UK is a member of the HWL group of companies, which include 3G operations in Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Macau and Sweden.

Facts about Three:

  • Three carries 43% of all the UK's mobile data traffic.
  • Our network, supported by HSPA+ technology, covers 98% of the UK population.
  • We're rated Number One for iPhone, Mobile Broadband and Mobile Internet on Tablets by YouGov and we won Best Network at the uSwitch Awards 2012. For more info visit: http://www.three.co.uk/awards.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.  Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing.  We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services.  Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

For more information, visit Huawei online: http://www.huawei.com

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About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry with a majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. Tech Mahindra serves telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators worldwide and their proven delivery models, distinctive IT skills and decades of domain expertise enable clients to maximize returns on their IT investment by achieving fast time to market reduced total cost of ownership and high customer satisfaction. A SEI-CMMi Level 5 organization, Tech Mahindra's development centers are ISO 9001:2008 and BS7799 certified. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada and Australia.

For more information, see http://www.techmahindra.com

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For clarifications, write to us at: [email protected]

Contacts:

Huawei UK press office: +44(0)20-7861-2796, [email protected];

Three Corporate PR Team: [email protected]. Phone: +44(0)845-603-8333

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