Tigo Senegal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Millicom International Cellular (MIC), has signed a network management outsourcing agreement with Ericsson of Sweden, Agence Ecofin reports. Under the contract, the Swedish firm will be responsible for maintaining Tigo’s various network platforms and technical capabilities, with existing technical staff at the cellco being transferred to Ericsson for the duration of the contract. According to the cellco’s chief executive officer, Diego Camberos: ‘This strategic partnership perfectly meets Tigo Senegal’s commitment to provide innovative services adapted to technological developments. With the expertise of Ericsson … we are guaranteed to have a stable and high performance network that will underpin our ambition to be a choice of service provider in Senegal.’ Ceding network management duties to Ericsson leaves Tigo free to focus on developing and augmenting its customer-focused services. Whilst Ericsson will be responsible for the operational management of the network infrastructure, Tigo will retain full control over all aspects of investment strategy, network development and ownership of equipment.