Ericsson, T-Mobile expand partnership with ops deal

STOCKHOLM Tue May 27, 2008 6:03am EDT

STOCKHOLM May 27 (Reuters) - Telecom equipment maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST) said on Tuesday it and T-Mobile [TMOG.UL], had expanded a strategic partnership in the Netherlands, inking a four-year contract under which the Swedish firm will manage operations for the former Orange network.

T-Mobile, a unit of Germany's Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE), bought the Dutch business of France Telecom's FTE.PA Orange last year.

"Ericsson will also take on responsibility for streamlining T-Mobile Netherlands' overall network infrastructure by dismantling the former Orange mobile networks," it said in a statement

"Ericsson will step up the expansion of T-Mobile Netherlands' WCDMA network, including the building and acquisition of more than 900 new sites by 2010."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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