NEC selected for Telenor IP network modernisation

31 March 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


NEC has been selected by Telenor to assist with its IP network modernisation in Norway and Sweden.

Routing, switching and security equipment, as well as, training, spare parts, technical support and maintenance services, will be provided to Telenor Norway and Telenor Sweden.

"NEC is delighted to contribute to Telenor Sweden, Telenor Norway, and Telenor Group's strategy to provide centralised functions and synergies, in order to reach a cost-effective operating model and a fast time-to-market," said Marc Barbotin, managing director, NEC Scandinavia.

"NEC's ambition is to be a trusted partner for the long run with Telenor in Scandinavia and in all regions and countries where Telenor operates."

As part of these projects, NEC will prepare, enable and perform the migration of services in a turnkey arrangement in cooperation with Telenor.

NEC will also develop, support and maintain the modernised Nordic one-operations IP/MPLS network for an initial period of five years. “This will help to ensure a non-stop network with uptime of at least five nines (99.999%), with a feature rich capability to deliver enhanced IP services to Telenor's increasing subscriber base,” a NEC statement read.