Ericsson and Warid Telecommunications have announced a new three-year managed services agreement that will deepen the existing strategic partnership between the two companies and marks Ericsson’s first multi-vendor deal in Pakistan. Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide a range of new services for Warid. The deal is an extension of an existing agreement to manage the operation and performance of Warid Telecom’s nationwide GSM/GPRS network, expanding into other parts of the multi-vendor network. The new agreement covers complete network operations, including field operations and network optimisation to ensure quality of the network. As part of the agreement, Warid employees from related functions will be transferred to Ericsson.