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Huawei Announces Managed Services Partnership With Three UK



         Huawei Announces Managed Services Partnership With Three UK

  PR Newswire

  BASINGSTOKE, England, December 10, 2012

BASINGSTOKE, England, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

         Huawei to deliver operations management of the Three network

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology ("ICT")
solutions provider, today announced it has signed a managed services agreement
with Three UK.  Under the agreement Huawei will deliver service management and
operations for Three's core network in the UK, the transport network and the
ICT applications.  Huawei has selected TechMahindra as its ICT Partner to
deliver the ICT applications management. Tech Mahindra, is a leading global
system integrator, specialist provider of solutions and services to the
telecommunications industry.

The agreement between Three and Huawei will see a number of permanent roles
transfer to work for Huawei's managed services business and Tech Mahindra for
the ICT applications management.  The terms and conditions of these employees
will be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of
Employment) Regulations (known as "TUPE").

Dave Dyson, Chief Executive Officer, Three UK said: "The decision to select
Huawei to manage core network operations follows a rigorous procurement
process.  We chose the partner that best met our requirements and which
matched our long-term vision of how our network should be managed.  

"This partnership is just one of a series that sees us enhance the capability
of our Ultrafast network.  The partnership means the existing team experience
will continue to support the management of our core network."

Victor Zhang, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei UK said: "Huawei is very pleased
to be selected by Three for the operations management of its core network.  We
already work with Three in six markets internationally and today's partnership
extends that relationship to the UK.  The agreement is an important step in
building a world-class managed services capability.  Huawei has been in the UK
for eleven years and by focusing on the needs of our customers, we continue to
develop and grow our business."

Mr Zhang added: "I am also pleased that later this year we will be welcoming
new employees to Huawei, the skills and experience they bring will be vital as
we develop our managed services capability, as well as managing Three UK's
core network operations going forward."

Huawei is the fastest growing managed services provider in the world, with
more than 240 contracts in place with operators in more than 60 countries.
 Huawei currently collaborates with over 96 certified service partners with
Managed Services branches located in nine countries supporting over 24 leading
telecom operators.

About Three UK

Three is a communications company focused on bringing the benefits of the
internet to mobile communications. We offer attractive pricing and give our
customers the widest choice of ways to stay connected.

To do this we've built an award-winning high-speed mobile broadband network.

Three UK is a member of the HWL group of companies, which include 3G
operations in Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Macau and Sweden.

Facts about Three:

  * Three carries 43% of all the UK's mobile data traffic.
  * Our network, supported by HSPA+ technology, covers 98% of the UK
    population.
  * We're rated Number One for iPhone, Mobile Broadband and Mobile Internet on
    Tablets by YouGov and we won Best Network at the uSwitch Awards 2012. For
    more info visit: http://www.three.co.uk/awards .

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT)
solutions provider.  Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and
strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom
networks, devices and cloud computing.  We are committed to creating maximum
value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing
competitive solutions and services.  Our products and solutions have been
deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's
population.

For more information, visit Huawei online: http://www.huawei.com

Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the
telecommunications industry with a majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra
Limited. Tech Mahindra serves telecom service providers, equipment
manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators worldwide and their
proven delivery models, distinctive IT skills and decades of domain expertise
enable clients to maximize returns on their IT investment by achieving fast
time to market reduced total cost of ownership and high customer satisfaction.
A SEI-CMMi Level 5 organization, Tech Mahindra's development centers are ISO
9001:2008 and BS7799 certified. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in the UK,
United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thailand, Taiwan,
Malaysia, Philippines, Canada and Australia.

For more information, see http://www.techmahindra.com

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tech_mahindra

For clarifications, write to us at: corporate.communications@techmahindra.com

Contacts :

Huawei UK press office: +44(0)20-7861-2796, Huawei@pelhamharvard.com ;

Three Corporate PR Team: three@parys.com . Phone: +44(0)845-603-8333
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