“Atos Origin and Alcatel-Lucent Network Services sign service contract for IT in datacenter”
Essen, 15th February 2008
Atos Origin, an international information technology services company, has signed a five-year IT service contract with Alcatel-Lucent Network Services (ALNS). Under the terms of the contract, Atos Origin has been awarded with the operation and support of the mobile phone network servers, and the management of some mobile phone network applications. Atos Origin will provide this service in specific ALNS locations and from its own datacenter. ALNS is a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent in charge of the development, operation and maintenance of E-Plus mobile phone network, the third largest mobile phone provider in Germany. ALNS continues to manage, to maintain and rollout networks for customers like E-Plus.
Beside the reduction of IT-expenses, Alcatel-Lucent Network Services sees several advantages in cooperating with Atos Origin: flexibility will increase as IT-costs are linked to the development of the company's core business, customer networks management. ALSN will benefit from the new measurement and reporting system that improves transparency with regard of the performance of the service provider.
“In this partnership the IT spending develops according to the real demand for IT services”, says Christian Bruckner, Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent Network Services. “From now on we can respond with flexibility to new business opportunities and we can control the costs of our customer's networks management”, says Bruckner.
"We can provide our customer with maximum transparency and flexibility", says Peter ‘t Jong, CEO of Atos Origin Germany. "At the same time we optimise the overall expenditure for operating the IT infrastructure."
Alcatel-Lucent Network Services GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the network and telecommunications supplier Alcatel-Lucent. In March 2007, the company took over responsibility for the construction, operation and maintenance of the mobile telephone network of E-Plus, the third largest mobile telephone provider in Germany. "Our customers expect the optimal network quality and an attractive price-performance ratio", says Thorsten Dirks, CEO of E-Plus Group. "Our outsourcing projects with Alcatel-Lucent Network Services and Atos Origin have brought the expected quality and cost advantages”.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.8 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris.
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