Municipalities in Jämtland County call with Telia

In Sweden, seven municipalities and the County Council of Jämtland County will be making their phone calls with Telia in coming years as a result of an agreement that was signed between the parties today. According to the terms of the agreement, Telia will provide fixed and mobile telephony services up to the year 2010. The agreement is estimated to be valued at more than SEK 90 million.

Municipalities and the County Council of Jämtland County have signed a managed services agreement that covers both fixed and mobile telephony for more than 6,000 connections. Telia is responsible for ensuring that the services function as agreed and will develop them on the basis of customer requirements and maintain the technical equipment. The objective is to create a structure that will improve telephony service and cut costs for the customer.

“This is the new way to purchase communication services,” says Anders Tillander, head of sales for the Enterprise segment at TeliaSonera Sweden. “More and more companies want a complete, ready-to-use package without having to know and deal with the technical solution behind the service.”

“The agreement will allow us to keep our telecom traffic costs down in coming years and will also give us enhanced functionality. This type of contract gives us better control over costs and will let us focus on our core municipal activities,” says Staffan Lidén, IT co-ordinator for the Municipality of Berg.

“We have chosen a future-proof solution,” says Thomas Nesterud, IT strategist for the County Council of Jämtland. “Telia takes care of the technology and assumes complete responsibility for ensuring that it works as agreed. We only have to request the technology as we need it and avoid the risk of owning equipment that can quickly become outdated.”