Sonera delivers voice services to the University of Kuopio

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj and the University of Kuopio have signed an agreement on the delivery of voice subscriptions and services for the use of the University. This agreement is based on the frame agreement signed in May between TeliaSonera Finland and Hansel Ltd, the central procurement unit of the State of Finland, on the delivery of voice subscriptions and services for the State of Finland.

The agreement between the University and Sonera covers the fixed-network traffic and subscriptions, which amout to about 1,600, and the subscriptions and services of the mobile phone network. There are several hundreds of subscriptions of the mobile phone network; their total number will be adjusted later on. The agreement is in force for four years and it also launches a long-term cooperation in developing information and communications services.

"Hansel’s frame agreement makes our operations more effective by accelerating the local agreement process and thus by freeing our resources for the continuous development of the administration”, states Päivi Nerg, Director of Administration of the University of Kuopio. ”The single player model brings clear operational benefits, clarifies the customer service and is cost-efficient. In TeliaSonera Finland, the University of Kuopio will have a reliable and competent partner, with whom we feel good to start a long-term cooperation and development of functions”, says Päivi Nerg.

”We are glad to have the University of Kuopio as our customer. We want to provide the University with the voice solutions that answer to its needs from subscriptions to services”, says Jorma Maaninka, Head of Sales Area East of TeliaSonera Finland, responsible for the customerships of eastern Finland. ”We believe that the now launched long-term development cooperation will for its part advance the objectives of the continuity of good results and cost-efficient operations of the University of Kuopio”, says Jorma Maaninka.

For more information please contact:

University of Kuopio
Director of Administration Päivi Nerg
Mobile phone: 040 842 9810

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj
Area Sales Director Erkki Keränen
Phone: 0403 022056

University of Kuopio
The University of Kuopio has an international reputation in the fields of health, environment and well-being, with particular strengths in biotechnology, biosciences and molecular medicine.

The University contains five faculties: Pharmacy, Business and Information Technology, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Medicine, and Social Sciences. The A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences can be considered equal to the faculties.

The faculties have 40 teaching and research institutions, including 14 clinics operating within Kuopio University Hospital.
The University has international cooperation partners, besides in North America and Europe, also in the neighbouring countries and in Asia.