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Tieto to provide Unified Communications network integration for telecommunications service providers through an alliance with Microsoft


Tieto, in alliance with Microsoft Corp., will provide services of integrating Unified Communications solutions into the network infrastructure for telecommunications service providers (TSPs) globally. Tieto makes it possible for enterprises to connect their networks with TSPs for deeply integrated unified communications solutions. This competence together with expertise in deployment of Microsoft Unified Communications enables deeper and faster solution integration into TSPs’ networks.

Through the Tieto and Microsoft alliance, TSPs can extend their core network infrastructure and capabilities to build new and enhanced communication services, increasing the total value of services delivered to their end-customers. Integrating unified communications in a telecommunications network environment requires deep technical expertise and knowledge of the industry, including knowledge of regulatory requirements, network equipment and communication protocols, as well as understanding of existing services and operation models.

Bengt Möller, head of Tieto’s Telecom and Media industry, comments: “Tieto is very well positioned to address the needs of TSPs with our vast expertise in operator networks, systems integration and consulting. The alliance between Tieto and Microsoft will provide comprehensive integration solutions to TSPs, and accelerate their efforts to integrate and market Microsoft Unified Communications solutions combined with their networks.”

Kim Daly, general manager of the Customer and Partner Group of Office Communications Server at Microsoft, comments: “Microsoft is very pleased to work with Tieto to deploy Unified Communications solutions in the telecommunications service provider environment. We are especially excited about Tieto’s expertise in the telecommunications and media space, where it has a track record of successful working relationships with large service providers. By working with Tieto, Microsoft will be able to more deeply utilize our enterprise and hosted Unified Communications solutions with the service providers’ networks, and deliver very compelling scenarios to customers.”

Tieto and Microsoft have collaborated for over 15 years in telecommunications, finance, manufacturing, retail, foresting, public sector, healthcare and welfare industries, providing solutions for core infrastructure and specialized industrial solutions. Tieto has been active in the Microsoft Voice SI Partner program since 2007. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Microsoft Global Managed Alliance. It has a strong global Microsoft Service Practice and about 3 500 Microsoft experts, of which over 1 100 are Microsoft Certified Professionals.

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Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers’ businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors.

In Telecom and Media industries Tieto has over 6 000 employees in 15 countries, and our customers include major operators, network equipment providers, mobile device manufacturers and media companies.


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