Smart awards ECI Telecom two-year managed services deal

5 Feb 2009

Filipino mobile operator Smart Communications, a unit of Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), has awarded ECI Telecom a two-year managed services contract for the operator’s transmission network operations centre, including 24/7 network surveillance, fault management and maintenance. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, by 31 December 2008 Smart Communications and its sister company Piltel claimed a total of 35.2 million cellular users, up more than five million year-on-year.