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Press Release -- June 18th, 2013
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Huawei wins 5 year Managed Services extending support to Etisalat through 10 Consecutive Years

Lagos, Nigeria, June 18, 2013:]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has won a 5 year Managed Services Contract from Etisalat in Nigeria ( trading as EMTS) after successfully completing an Esablish Operate Transfer (EOT) contract and a subsequent 2 years MS contract . The new MS contract covers an expanded maintenance scope for both passive infrastructure and active infrastructure ( SDH/PDH nodes) .Main additions are the inclusion of site physical services, passive maintenance of core infrastructure and maintenance of both Huawei and third party SDH/PDH nodes in all areas where Huawei Radio Access Infrastructure are deployed.

This extends Huawei long term support for EMTS in Nigeria starting with an Establish Operate Transfer (EOT) contract initiated with a letter of intent in November 2007. Huawei accelerated EMTS time to market , being fastest of 3 vendors while at the same time having the largest scope , supporting commercial launch in October 2008 with Huawei delivering network infrastructure including Core Network, Value Added Services, IP Call Centre, Intelligent Network, Microwave Backbone and turnkey Sites. Huawei and EMTS signed a 2 year Managed Service contract in 2011 at the expiry of the initial EOT contract.

Huawei Managed Services guarantees network availability, performance and quality of the EMTS, and improves end user experience.

Huawei continuously optimizes E2E service solutions for customers in various domains providing operators with a long-term sustainable operating model, reducing their operational expenses and enables the operator to focus on providing more attractive new services to its customers.

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