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Alstom chooses Telefonica as its strategic partner for mobile services

Alstom and Telefonica sign a framework agreement for the provision of mobile services across seven countries in Europe and Brazil / Delivering streamlined management of mobile operations and facilitating economies of scale

(PresseBox) (Madrid/ Paris, ) Alstom, a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, has selected Telefonica as its wireless communications provider for the next three years across six European countries including the UK, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, France (together with Bouygues Telecom), Poland (in tandem with Era), and in Brazil.

Telefonica Multinational Solutions will coordinate the end to end delivery of customer service management, development and post-sales service in the countries covered by the agreement, coordinating Telefonica Business units and partners in those countries.

The contract signed incorporates more than 17500 lines across 7 countries, of which 12000 have been migrated within this agreement.

Jacques Ferré, Director Telecommunications, and Daniel Drouyau, IS&T sourcing Director at Alstom Company stated that, "Alstom has selected Telefonica's solution not only because of the competitive offer, but due to Telefonica's ability to offer centralised contract management, its technological and service capabilities and its presence in the various countries where Alstom operates".

For Alstom, this deal signifies a centralized coordination of its wireless services (voice and data) under a single operator, enabling it to streamline the management of its mobile operations, delivering cost and quality control within a unified framework agreement with the capacity to accommodate existing economies of scale and facilitate future expansion.

Anders Aradszky, Head of Sales in Spain for Multinational Companies at Telefonica Multinational Solutions commented that, 'This multinational agreement follows recent successful MNC contract announcements including Celesio, PSA Peugeot, Ferrovial and DPDHL. All of which reconfirm Telefonica's strategic commitment to the multinational segment and the capacity to offer integrated communications and IT services to world-leading companies'

About Alstom

Alstom sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 96,500 people in more than 70 countries, and had sales of over €23 billion?in 2009/10.

About Telefonica Multinational Solutions

Telefonica Multinational Solutions is a central organisation that is aligned and works in conjunction with the Telefonica operating companies to deliver services to MNC customers. In addition it is the global commercial denominator for Telefonica's fixed and/ or mobile services to MNC customers in the 42 countries where it has operations (full operations in 20 countries, commercial and operational offices with network infrastructure in 17 countries, and Network Points of Presence in 5 more). More information about Telefonica Multinational Solutions is available on:

Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG

Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation. Its activities are centred mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses with broadband as the key tool for the development of both. The company has a customer base of more than 278 million customers around the world. Telefonica has a strong presence in Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. Telefonica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders.