Nokia Siemens Networks Commences Operations of EMBARQ’s Voice Network

Published September 15th, 2008 - 02:50 GMT

Nokia Siemens Networks Commences Operations of EMBARQ’s Voice Network
Nokia Siemens Networks has completed the transition of responsibility for Embarq Corporation’s (EQ) voice network operation center (NOC) function. The seven-year agreement between the companies was announced June 12, 2008.
Nokia Siemens Networks will perform network operations for EMBARQ’s voice networks, ensuring high network quality and providing ongoing technical assistance. Approximately 265 EMBARQ employees in the NOCs in New Century, Kan.; Johnson City, Tenn.; Leesburg, Fla.; and Greenville, N.C., are now employees of Nokia Siemens Networks.
“We welcome our newest employees to the team and we look forward to working with them to enhance our managed network operations in North America,” said Sue Spradley, Head of North America, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our intent is to expand these NOCs into NSN knowledge powerhouses that will benefit a number of North American operators, fixed and wireless. Our collaboration with EMBARQ is a tremendous and promising step toward this goal.”
Nokia Siemens Networks was selected based on excellent references, scalability, multi-vendor capability and technical competency in global delivery. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the leading managed services suppliers with more than 170 managed services contracts worldwide, serving more than 130 million subscribers globally.

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