Verizon and AT&T: The Time Is Right for Ericsson Managed Services

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3Q 2014 | IN-1019567

Bloomberg Reports Ericsson in Talks for Managed Services


On July 1, 2014, Bloomberg reported “Ericsson Talks to U.S. Mobile Carriers Over Managed Services” quoting the Ericsson head of managed services business and naming both Verizon (VzW) and AT&T. Ericsson is an infrastructure supplier to both operators, so it is not surprising that it is talking to its customers and prospecting for new revenue streams. As expected, AT&T had nothing to add to those comments, and Verizon Wireless stated that it does not outsource network management. Neither firm put the question to rest, and even the VzW statement might be interpreted as "doesn’t [now] outsource network management."

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