Ericsson to acquire IT services capabilities from Devoteam in

Ericsson to acquire IT services capabilities from Devoteam in France 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 --  
* Ericsson to strengthen its consulting and systems integration
capabilities     with the acquisition in France of Devoteam Telecom &
* 400 skilled IT-services professionals to join Ericsson 
* Completion of the acquisition is expected by the beginning of Q2,
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announces its intention to acquire
Devoteam Telecom
& Media operations in France. Devoteam is a leader in
Information and Communications Technology consulting with 5000
employees in Europe, Middle East
and Africa. 
The completion of the acquisition is subject to consultation and
customary closing conditions. It is expected to take place by the
beginning of Q2, 2013. 
The deal will see 400 skilled, France-based, IT services
professionals join Ericsson. It includes also the acquisition of TV
SmartVision operations. 
Devoteam Telecom & Media's main competences are in the areas of
consulting and
systems integration for operations and business support
systems, service delivery platforms and applications, IP Multimedia
Subsystems, IP and radio networks and TV. The acquisition complements
Ericsson's existing strengths in
these fields, both in the operator
and media segments. 
The acquisition is in line with Ericsson's services strategy to
broaden its IT
"Acquiring activities of Devoteam adds unique expertise in complex,
and technical consulting engagements that will enable us to
immediately enhance
the value that we bring to our customers," says
Magnus Mandersson, Ericsson's
Executive Vice President and Head of
Business Unit Global Services. "It is further proof of Ericsson's
commitment to act as the partner of choice for the
transformation currently taking place within the
Derek Nutley, Telecoms Director at Devoteam declared: "This
transaction fits
with Devoteam's 2015 strategic plan. It will allow us
to focus more on innovation around the Devoteam's value proposition.
Ericsson is a key business
partner of Devoteam - notably in UK and
Mediterranean countries - and we hope
that this transaction will
further strengthen our relationship. I am convinced
that the teams of
Devoteam Telecom & Media in France will benefit from Ericsson's
end-to-end know-how, scale and global presence." 
To enable customers to transform their operations and IT environments
and to
improve the user experience, increase efficiency and enable
service innovation,
Ericsson offers a combination of strong services
capabilities and a comprehensive software portfolio. Ericsson has
12,000 consulting and systems
integration professionals who deliver
more than 1,500 consulting, systems integration and learning services
projects in multivendor and multi-technology environments each year. 
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