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Liberty Global and Ericsson extend partnership

Liberty Global has extended its partnership with Ericsson in Europe as it aims to consolidate and optimise its fixed networks services across the continent.

Ericsson will look after operations consolidation and transfer of services functions from six Liberty Global locations in Europe – the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and Germany.

Ericsson claims its service delivery will allow Liberty Global to improve network availability and stabilisation, enhancing end user experiences for the service provider’s customers.

“Our partnership with Ericsson is part of Liberty Global’s strategy to continually improve the quality of our services while creating operational efficiencies throughout the region,” said Jeanie York, managing director of core network planning, engineering, and operations at Liberty Global.

Ericsson’s senior vice president and head of business area managed services, Peter Laurin, added: “Managed Services creates sustainable differentiation as Liberty Global evolves from a focus on network-centric operations to user experience-centric operations, using market-leading technologies in automation and artificial intelligence.”

The new contract builds on the existing managed services contract between Ericsson and Liberty Global for mobile networks and fixed field services in Poland, Hungary and Austria.