Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens IT Solutions and Services signed a global service agreement set to run for four years plus an option for another two years. With this contract Siemens IT Solutions and Services becomes the leading vendor for IT infrastructure services for Nokia Siemens Networks.
Siemens IT Solutions and Services will be responsible for operating a major part of the IT Infrastructure for Nokia Siemens Networks. This includes user care, non SAP data centers, PC-client back office functions and local area networks globally. The transition and transformation of the IT will be accomplished within the next 15 months.
“This agreement is a major step in the integration of the IT infrastructure and related processes of Nokia Siemens Networks,” says Manfred Immitzer, Chief Information Officer at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Siemens IT Solutions and Services will provide the IT infrastructure backbone that is essential to the implementation of the company’s new mode of operations.”
“The deal adds a large amount of new business to us as it includes all of Nokia Siemens Networks, not just most parts of the former Siemens infrastructure”, states Christoph Kollatz, CEO of Siemens IT Solutions and Services. “With this agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will become one of our largest customers worldwide.”