GTL and Ericsson UK have announced a strategic alliance to Jointly address the managed network infrastructure services market in the UK. The partnership marks Ericsson UK first ever partnership to offer managed network infrastructure devices (MNIS) to network operators and service providers in the United Kingdom.

Ericsson and GTL will focus on the growing demand for the provision of highly efficient managed infrastructure services for mobile operators. Ericsson and GTL will work closely together to form a strong strategic business relationship in the marketing, rollout, and operation of managed infrastructure and related equipment. Ericsson will integrate GTL’s services in the Pre Bid (RFP) stage and generate opportunities for managed infrastructure from its managed services activity in the UK market. Ericsson currently has comprehensive Managed Services contracts with tier-1 mobile operators in the UK.