CSC Selected by Telenor Sweden for IT Outsourcing and Adds CSC BizCloud™, a VMware vCloud Data Center Service
News Release -- October 18, 2011
Telenor Sweden Partners with CSC to Transform Its IT to Benefit from As a Service Infrastructure
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 18 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed a five-year IT-operations outsourcing agreement with Telenor Sweden, one of Sweden’s major mobile operators. This agreement follows a previous agreement from 2010, in which CSC assumed management of Telenor Sweden’s rating, billing, mediation and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. The deal was signed in the first quarter of CSC fiscal year 2012, and financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As a part of the new agreement, CSC will implement its on-premise private cloud solution, BizCloud™, to virtualize and modernize Telenor Sweden’s IT operations. BizCloud will enable Telenor to rapidly benefit from the agility and commercial flexibility of the cloud.
“CSC has clearly demonstrated its capacity to deliver solutions that will contribute to both our operations and overall objectives,” said Martin Petersén, chief IS/IT and operations officer, Telenor Sweden. “We expect that CSC’s effort to modernize our entire server infrastructure will benefit both our customers and internal processes.”
The agreement includes the transfer of some Telenor employees to CSC. The transfer process started in September and is expected to be completed by January 2012, when CSC assumes full responsibility for delivery of secure, scalable and simplified services for Telenor.
“We are delighted that Telenor Sweden selected CSC as their partner in this strategic initiative and that they recognize the unique value proposition we offer for cloud services,” said Mary Jo Morris, president, Technology & Consumer Group, CSC. “This new contract underpins our firm commitment to Telenor Sweden’s long-term success, and strengthens our position within the Telco industry.”
“With this deal, CSC further validates our differentiation as a global provider of cloud services and recognized leadership as a managed services company across all delivery vectors,” said Siki Giunta, vice president, Global Cloud Services and Software, CSC.
CSC BizCloud is the world’s first on-premise private cloud solution, billed as a service from a standard rate card. It is built on the market-leading cloud fabric Vblock from VCE Company, a fully integrated offer featuring the VMware hypervisor, Cisco network and compute and EMC storage.
About Telenor Sweden
Telenor Sweden is a provider of tele, data and media communication services. With some 2 million subscriptions, revenues in 2010 of SEK 11 304 million and a workforce of approximately 2,200 employees (Q4 2010), the company is one of Sweden’s major operators. Telenor Sweden is part of Telenor Group. For more information, visit www.telenor.se and www.telenor.com.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 1, 2011. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.