VimpelCom Hires Nokia, Siemens to Manage Network, Vedomosti Says

VimpelCom Ltd. (VIP), a Russian cellular company, hired Nokia Siemens Networks to manage its network in central Russia, Vedomosti reported, citing VimpelCom.

OAO Mobile TeleSystems, VimpelCom’s larger competitor in Russia, saved 20 percent of operating costs by hire an external management company for its network in 2010, the newspaper said.

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