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Reliance Communications and Alcatel-Lucent enter long term billion dollar contract to further improve network performance and customer experience to offer Next Generation telecom solutions across multiple devices and platforms
India's first end-to-end managed services contract and one of the largest globally
Cost effectiveness through introduction of next gen processes, tools and integrated management
Helps create more leaner organisation, moves 4,000 employees to partner rolls, providing them global opportunities
Reduces Investment risks with pre-defined costs targeted towards enhancing customer experience
Mumbai, January 16, 2013: Reliance Communications (RCOM), India's fully integrated telecommunications service provider and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), have today announced a first-of-its-kind, end-to-end network managed services contract aimed at delivering superior customer experience in Eastern and Southern India up to 2020.
The contract which extends RCOM's existing relationship with Alcatel-Lucent's for over USD 1 billion, will deliver world-class, seamless voice and data communications services to RCOM customers.
This is India's first fully integrated strategic agreement and one of just-a-few globally, to meet the fast evolving customer demand for communications applications and services in one of the world's most dynamic telecom markets.
Alcatel-Lucent will enhance Reliance Communication's operations, and synergize hitherto independent wireless and wireline teams to form a single network management organization. This optimized integration of resources will help Reliance Communications to strengthen its focus on growing its business, with top-of-the-line services to customers. Alcatel-Lucent also will drive a standardization of the tools, processes and best practices that are applied across RCOM's businesses.
This strategic agreement will give Reliance Communications the unique capability to proactively assure a high quality and consistent experience for customers regardless of device or type of connection. To enable the new model, Alcatel-Lucent will set up and operate next-generation OSS (operations support systems) and introduce advanced real-time optimization tools to improve network performance across Reliance's wireless, wireline, long-distance, fiber and utilities' functions. RCOM and Alcatel-Lucent will work together to create the pathway required by the emerging demands for data-driven and multiple device-led usage of communication solutions and applications by Indian telecom customers.
Commenting on the partnership, Gurdeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Business, Reliance Communications said: "We are happy to announce our new partnership with Alcatel- Lucent, which is a transformative leap from the limited scope and vision of traditional outsourcing of services. This will enable Reliance Communications to take the lead in offering next generation telecom solutions that will meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, and help them to transit from voice-led usage to a seamless data experience across multiple devices and platforms."
Rajeev Singh-Molares, President, Asia-Pacific with Alcatel-Lucent said: "This business association is an extension of our long-standing relationship with Reliance Communications, and our commitment to India. It also demonstrates our renewed focus on managed services as we apply greater selectivity on more value-added contracts. The enormous scope of this agreement will bring a wide variety of skills, expertise and hands-on know-how that we can leverage for the benefit of others."
Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for improving network performance and ultimately consistent service quality, with the goal of increasing customer satisfaction and retention across all geographies as per the contract.
"This is first time that National Long Distance network and Access network (Enterprise) is being outsourced to deliver world-class service delivery and assurance performance. Our enterprise customers will be able to deploy state-of-the-art data services with high confidence underpinned by our integrated network and expertise of ALU" added Punit Garg, Chief Executive Officer, Global and Enterprise Business, Reliance Communications.
Munish Seth, President and Managing Director, Alcatel-Lucent India said: "Having partnered with Reliance Communications over the years, we fully understand what is required to manage and transform its network. We believe that our extensive experience with Reliance Communications has played a major part in the expansion of our existing relationship, and the awarding of what is one of the largest and most strategic contracts for us to date. This is a significant milestone for Alcatel- Lucent in India".
About the 2013 Reliance Communications/Alcatel-Lucent contract
As part of the agreement between the companies, Alcatel-Lucent will support Reliance Communications with a wide range of services including operations support system (OSS) integration, services such as benchmarking and radio frequency coverage testing, and service delivery management.
Alcatel-Lucent will also be responsible for network performance and ultimately service quality, with the goal of increasing customer satisfaction and retention. Alcatel-Lucent will also work closely with Reliance Communications to identify opportunities to introduce new services and expand existing businesses to help realize the full potential of its network.
The agreement between Alcatel-Lucent and Reliance Communications is the first for converged wireless/fixed-line contract in India, and one of only a handful in the world. Alcatel-Lucent will streamline Reliance Communication's operations, bringing together previously independent wireless and fixed-line teams to form a single network management organization. Alcatel-Lucent also will drive a standardization of the tools, processes and best practices that are applied across the business. Reliance Communications will benefit from with expertise gained by Alcatel-Lucent from more than 20 years' experience in network operations, outsourcing and a managed services presence throughout the world, supporting more than 100 operators.
About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Group. The Reliance Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 90,000 crore (US$ 17.7 billion), cash flows of Rs. 8,000 crore (US$ 1.6 billion), net profit of Rs. 3,200 crore (US$ 0.6 billion).
Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of about 130 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 6 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes over 35,000 Indian and multinational corporations including small and medium enterprises and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.
Reliance Communications has established a pan-India, next generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting best-of-class services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the world's largest next generation IP enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 277,000 kilometers of fibre optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
Reliance Communications Limited, Registered Office: H Block, 1st Floor, Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City,
Navi Mumbai 400 710
For further information please contact
Reliance Communications Ltd.
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Anil Ambani's Reliance Globalcom has acquired UK-based network service provider Vanco for Rs 327 crore.
Reliance Globalcom is the global subsidiary of Reliance Communications (R-Com).
The Vanco buyout will help R-Com realise its target of being among the top five data communication players, Anil Ambani said in a statement.
Vanco is recognised by information technology research and advisory firm Gartner as being among the top five managed global network players with over 220 MNC customers. Its blue chip customer base includes Avis, British Airways, Siemens and Virgin Megastores.
The buyout increases Reliance Globalcom's enterprise customers to over 1,400.
R-Com said the buyout would add Rs 1,550 crore to its annual revenue and expand its managed network footprint to 163 countries. "Under the agreement, Reliance Globalcom will pay $76.9 million to acquire 100 per cent equity of Vanco Group, free of debt," the statement said.|
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Founder(s) Mark Thompson, Wayne Churchill
MDNX, is a private telecommunications company based in Bracknell. Its CEO is Mark Thompson
The company's origins lie in the former Siemens service group company, 'Solution1'. Thompson and colleague Wayne Churchill joined Solution1 in 2009, and decided to set up MDNX. Within months MDNX bought out 'Solution1' along with its customer base, acquired the retail section of Viatel, gaining fibre network and hosting sites, and CI-Net with cloud and wireless capability. The new company brand launched in 2010.
In March 2012 MDNX was one of 12 companies that successfully bid for the provision of services to the UK Public Services Network.
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|Simon John Hargreaves has been Managing Director, Vanco Solutions of Vanco plc since March 20, 2007. Mr. Hargreaves served as Group Finance Director of Vanco PLC until June 26, 2007 and as its Secretary until August 12, 2005. From 1988 to 1994, he gained experience in audit, corporate finance, management buyouts and acquisitions. Mr. Hargreaves has been Chairman of the Board of Elephant Loans & Mortgages plc since February 2008. He has been a Non-executive Director of EBTM Plc since June 30, 2007. He serves as a Director of Alphagen Group Limited, Promus Private Limited and Service Works Global Limited. He serves as a Director of Buyskills.com Limited, Euronet Spain SA, ISO 17799 Limited, Madison HR limited, Vanco plc, Net Direct SA (Proprietary) Limited, Plus Brands Limited, Skills Communities Limited, Vanco Consulting Limited, Vanco E-Business Limited, Vanco Group Limited, Vanco Net Direct Limited, Vanco Row Limited, Vanco Global Limited, Vanco International Limited, Vanco UK Limited, Vanco India Private Limited, Vanco Euronet SpZoo, Vanco Euronet s.r.o, Vanco Solutions Inc., Vanco Benelux BV., Vanco BV., Vanco Australasia PTY Limited, Vanco (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd., Vanco NV., Vanco GmbH., Vanco Sweden AB., Vanco Japan KK., Vanco Direct USA LLC., Vanco Deutschland GmbH., Vanco Srl., Vanco SAS., Vanco Euronet EpE., Vanco US LLC., Vanco Euronet APS. and VNO Direct Limited. He served as Non Executive Director of Lowlife Corporation Limited and Lowlife group. Mr. Hargreaves Graduated from University of Birmingham with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1985 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte & Touche in 1988.
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Reliance Globalcom announces $100m of managed services contracts in 100 days
Global Enterprise requirements for post-GFC growth answered through collaboration and management efficiency
London September 30, 2010 In the aftermath of the Global financial crisis, the multi-national Enterprise community required network solutions to drive business growth efficiently, through the maximum utilization all existing resources. This increased demand for both collaborative, application sharing capabilities, along with processes that could re-focus internal IT resources. Reliance Globalcom delivered these exact requirements, to a growing customer base in 2010, resulting in over $100m of total contract value being secured in just over 100 days between late April and early July.
Reliance Globalcom has been developing processes specifically designed to centrally manage multi-carrier networks, and streamline network, billing and contract management for over 20 years, developing truly global business scalability for customers.
"Our global Enterprise customers, across all sectors, have had to overcome significant challenges to maintain business growth over the last 12-18 months. Being able to provide scalable solutions that maximize the value of existing internal resources either via enhanced collaboration or centralization of multi-supplier network, contract and billing management has been critical to their success," said Punit Garg, president and CEO, Reliance Globalcom. "Enabling our customer to grow their business regardless of geographic or business boundaries, requires us to understand our customers' needs exactly and provide management processes which achieve their objectives. Our recent results prove that we are delivering exactly that."
New business wins through local market understanding and consultative partnerships:
Reliance Globalcom's customer base has expanded significantly since April 2010, with several new multi-million dollar contracts signed. These wins are based on the completion of a detailed network capability and requirement consultation and the provision of, centrally managed, increased bandwidth solutions matched to meet the customers' evolving business needs. Collins Stewart, a leading financial advisory group and Avanz Technologies, a leading technology solutions provider, as well as a number of other global organizations are now benefiting from these advantages:
Zeeman: The textile manufacturer and retailer signed a 5 year contract covering the design, installation and management of a Pan European WAN solution across over 1100 sites in 5 countries to their central HQ in Alphen a/d Rijn. The new network fully supports IP-based calling across key European sites in addition to managed Payment and Transaction services and Alarming services. More details...
Acision: The global leading in mobile data services, signed a 3 year contract to implement a truly hybrid Ethernet, MPLS and Internet VPN solution across 33 locations in 23 countries across the world. Supporting sites ranging from data centres to small offices, the solution includes a fully managed Firewall Security Service and Proxy Server Hosting. More details...
Continued Organic Growth through Existing Customer Renewals and Service Expansions:
Contract renewals with existing customers were also strong throughout 2010, with major Enterprise customers looking to further increase their efficiency of their internal resources and reduce the total cost of ownership of their networks. Major contract extensions with Reliance Globalcom for managed network services were made by Amplifon, the world leader in the distribution of hearing systems, Asystel,a system integrator in Italy, Agility, the leading global logistics provider; RIETER the Swiss based manufacturing company; and Hendrix Genetics. In addition:
Euromaster: The leading integrated tyre service and car maintenance service provider signed a 5 year contract to support more 1600 sites across 14 European countries. Reliance Globalcom will fully-
manage all supporting wide-area network (WAN) connectivity, in addition to managed security, tele-presence and VoIP, LAN and fixed voice solutions. More details...
Andre Unkel, Corporate IT Manager, Zeeman
"Reliance Globalcoms technical expertise and deep undertsanding of the dynamics of different national telecom markets enabled them to better indentify our specific needs and future requirements, than any other provider we engaged with. A truely consultative development process, enabled us to utilise multiple best of breed local carriers, with the reliability and flexibility we require to continue to grow our business."
Pierre Jouclard, CIO, Euromaster,
"Reliance Globalcom offer us more than a traditional managed network capability. This extension represents a true centralisation of all network related governance while seamlessly integrating numerous providers of all infrastructure and services we require. We can replicate in each country the IT policy decided at the headquarters while supporting specific local business requirements where required. Reliance Globalcom integrates everything into a single solution, with a single point of contact while providing the flexibility for us to expand our network to serve whatever requirements the business identifies and support continued growth."
Lindsay Miller, VP ICT, Acision
"Reliance Globalcom's consultative approach has provided us with a solution that has the scope to grow and reshape as our business expands and develops. The single point of management will free up our internal resources to focus on business development activities, and providing long term cost-efficiencies."
About Reliance Globalcom
Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications, spearheads the Global Telecom operations of India's largest Integrated Telecom Service Provider. Reliance Globalcom brings together the synergies of Reliance Communications' Global Business encompassing Enterprise Services, Capacity Sales, Managed Services and a highly successful bouquet of Retail products and services comprising of Global Voice, Internet Solutions and Value Added Services. The company serves over 2,100 enterprises, 200 carriers and 2.5 million retail customers in 163 countries across 6 continents.
Reliance Globalcom owns the world's largest private undersea cable system spanning 65,000 Kilometres seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications' domestic optic fibre running over 190,000 Kilometres, providing a robust Global Service Delivery Platform connecting 40 key business markets in India, USA, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. With its recent acquisition of eWave World (now Reliance WiMAX World), a pioneer in the global WiMAX space, Reliance Globalcom has the capability to launch 4G services in over 50 countries. It has also acquired the Vanco Group (now Reliance Vanco Group), enabling the company to provide managed services to over 230 countries and territories across the globe. For further information, please visit www.relianceglobalcom.com
About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications Limited founded by the late Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani (1932-2002) is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group currently has a net worth in excess of Rs. 64,000 crore (US$ 13.6 billion), cash flows of Rs. 13,000 crore (US$ 2.8 billion), net profit of Rs. 8,400 crore (US$ 1.8 billion).
Reliance Communications is India's foremost and truly integrated telecommunications service provider. The Company, with a customer base of 105 million including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers, ranks among the Top 5 Telecom companies in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers.
For further information please contact:
Tel no: +61 (0)2 8272 5924
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