View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Data Centre
November 25, 2009

Nokia Siemens wins five-year outsourcing deal from Zain

To optimise, modernise and manage its operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

By CBR Staff Writer

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has been awarded a strategic five-year outsourcing contract to optimise, modernise and manage Zain’s over 3,000 multi-vendor mobile networks sites in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Under the contract, Nokia Siemens will also implement its Energy Solutions within the Zain network to reduce operating costs and power consumption. It’s off-grid site suite combined with Energy OPEX management are key components included in the deal. The company’s energy solutions and energy OPEX management is expected to drive OPEX savings over 5 years while enabling reduction of the carbon footprint of the network.

As part of the agreement, approximately 350 Zain employees who work on networks operations in the three East African countries are planned to transfer to NSN.

In addition, Nokia Siemens will also provide optimisation services and deploy its new mobile softswitching and subscriber data management offerings. It will deploy 2G and 3G radio networks with the Flexi Multiradio Base Station, opening an evolution path from 2G and 3G to LTE with a software upgrade needed.

According to NSN, the agreement will further strengthen Zain’s competitiveness as it will take over complete responsibility for network operations, allowing Zain to focus on activities core to its business.

Joerg Erlemeier, head of the Middle East African region at Nokia Siemens Networks, said: “This deal is unique as it’s the first mobile network outsourcing contract in East Africa and with this we are able to capture strategic market share in the managed services arena that further strengthens our leadership position in this business.”

Content from our partners
Sherif Tawfik: The Middle East and Africa are ready to lead on the climate
What to look for in a modern ERP system
How tech leaders can keep energy costs down and meet efficiency goals

Topics in this article :
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.