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Netherlands’ Telfort Selects EDS, an HP Company, to Help Grow Its Business with Increased Technology Efficiency


PALO ALTO, Calif., EDS, an HP company, today announced that Telfort, a mobile telecommunications company in the Netherlands offering both mobile and fixed line telecommunication services (Internet and VoIP), has signed a five-year technology infrastructure and applications services agreement to help Telefort grow its business while improving quality and reducing operational costs.

Under the terms of the agreement, EDS will manage the development and operation of Telfort’s applications and infrastructure, amongst others to provide the company with improved agility and cost performance. As Telfort’s service integrator, EDS also will act as a single point of contact.

“In order for Telfort to grow our business in the low-cost wireless segment, it is necessary to adopt a cost leadership strategy and become more efficient,” said Marco Visser, chief executive officer at Telfort BV. “By partnering with EDS, we will be able to streamline our organization for efficiency, providing us the opportunity to focus on new areas for growth.”

EDS will provide applications management services for Telfort’s critical business software applications, including new customer care and billing solutions focused on enhancing the customer experience. EDS also will manage the underlying infrastructure, including the network and data center, and provide service management and service desk services.

“With an adaptive infrastructure, Telfort can focus on its core business activities and continue to innovate with new products and services while maintaining a cost-efficient technology infrastructure,” said Peter Overakker, vice president of General Western Europe at EDS, an HP company. “EDS’ and HP’s unrivaled experience and processes combined with our commitment to service delivery excellence will help Telfort resolve complex technology issues efficiently to improve business operations.”

About Telfort

Telfort is a Dutch supplier of mobile telecom services and internet. Telfort targets consumers and business customers and offers simple, easy-to-understand and inexpensive services. The products are offered by self-owned shops, kiosks, the Telfort internetshop ( and telecom specialized stores. Telfort uses the networks of KPN and the ADSL-network of KPN and Telfort. Since 2005, Telfort has been a KPN subsidiary.

About EDS

EDS, an HP company, is a leading global technology services provider, delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry nearly 50 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology, applications and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries, and to governments around the world.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at


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