Sonera’s installation, security and small PBX services in southwestern Finland to Eltel Networks and Isoworks

Sonera has agreed to transfer the business of its installation and security service unit in Turku and Loimaa to Eltel Networks Corporation and its small PBX services to Isoworks Oy. Consequently, about 100 employees will transfer to the employ of Eltel Networks and Isoworks, retaining their seniority. The transfer of business to Isoworks takes place on June 1, 2007 and to Eltel Networks on September 1, 2007.

”TeliaSonera’s strategy is to subcontract field work related to the construction, delivery and fault repair of the fixed network. Our installation unit in southwestern Finland has been an exception. Now we will also start to operate in line with our strategy in the Turku, Loimaa and Vakka-Suomi regions. Eltel Networks is already our installation partner, so it is natural to transfer the installation work to them and thus offer uniform services at keen price to our customers,” says Vice President Mika Matturi, head of the Product & Production Finland unit in TeliaSonera’s Broadband Services business area.
As Sonera starts to purchase the installation work from its partner, it also divests its security and small PBX service business. In future, Eltel Networks will provide security services in southwestern Finland, and Isoworks will continue to conduct the nationwide small PBX business, acting as Sonera’s subcontractor and partner. The objective is to unify the operations models and simplify the service offering as part of Sonera's turnaround programme, which aims at a major improvement in profitability.
”The transaction strengthens our telecom competence in southwestern Finland considerably, and our service offering in the area will be decisively expanded. We have a long history of cooperation with TeliaSonera, and the deal lays a good foundation for expanding the cooperation," says Aimo Nuottimäki, Country Manager of Eltel Networks Corporation.
”Isoworks has been TeliaSonera’s subcontractor in small PBX service business for years. We believe that as TeliaSonera concentrates on its core business, a direct business link between the small PBX customers and Isoworks gives us a better chance to develop both current and future services to the customers in question. The agreement is in line with our strategy of developing a comprehensive ICT service for the SME sector,” says Petteri Heikinheimo, Managing Director of Isoworks.

For further information, please contact:
Mika Matturi, Vice President, TeliaSonera Broadband Services, Product & Production, tel. +358 400 400 065
Aimo Nuottimäki, Country Manager, Eltel Networks Corporation, tel. +358 40 311 3601
Petteri Heikinheimo, Managing Director, Isoworks Oy, tel. +358 50 3644 597

Eltel Networks Corporation

Elter Networks is a European Infranet company with prime focus on electricity and telecommunications networks
Eltel Networks specialises in the design, construction and maintenance of electrical and telecommunications networks. We provide single and turnkey solutions and consultation services for power transfer and distribution networks, as well as for mobile base stations, power lines and railway electrification. Our turnover in 2006 was € 756 million and we have 8 200 employees. We currently operate in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Our headquarters is in Espoo, Finland.

Isoworks Oy

Isoworks ensures smooth operation of ICT solutions for companies. The services provided by Isoworks cover the introduction, exploitation and continuous development of the services. The company deals with about 300,000 assignments each year, and it employs about 700 people in 35 localities. Isoworks is part of the Fujitsu Services Oy Group. In April 2001, SFS-Sertifiointi granted Isoworks a quality certificate based on the standard SFS-EN ISO 9001:2000.