Amena Awards Newtelco Services Six-Year Mobile Network Contract

11/6/2003 - Amena, the wireless communications company of Auna Group in Spain, has awarded Newtelco Services, S.A., owned by Ericsson (75%) and Soluziona (25%), a six-year contract for the outsourcing of the field services of its mobile network.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will take over the responsibility of preventive and corrective field maintenance of the Amena GSM network. This also includes network integration and configuration services, related to the daily management of the network. Newtelco Services, S.A. will deliver the service.

"We see a trend where operators hand over network operation activities to a trusted partner. And this contract with Amena reconfirms our position as the clear telecom leader in Managed Services", says Ingemar Naeve, Head of Ericsson Spain.

Around 200 of Amena's technical employees, related assets and some equipment will be transferred to Newtelco Services, S.A.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

About Auna
The Auna Group is the leading alternative telecommunications operator in the Spanish market. In only five years of operations it has deployed the most modern telecommunications network in the Spanish market in order to provide individuals, professionals, companies and operators with the most complete range of communications and entertainment services, including wireline telephony, wireless communications, cable television, Internet access, packages of integrated services, data transmission and advanced solutions for companies.

The Auna Group now comprises four lines of business: Amena for wireless communications, Auna Telecomunicaciones for wireline network communications and Auna Grandes Clientes for the marketing of wireline-wireless solutions for audiovisual signal broadcasting and transmission services. For further information please visit:

About Soluziona
Soluziona is one of the largest Spanish multinational professional service companies, with more than 8,000 employees and a turnover surpassing the 700 million euro mark. Soluziona offers integral engineering and consulting services to companies in different sectors: Utilities and Energy, Telecommunications and Media, Infrastructures and Transport, Banking and Insurance, Public Administration and Industry. For further information please visit:

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