Perlico signs €3m outsourcing deal

7 Apr 2005

Irish-owned telecoms firm Perlico is to outsource its network management to MCI in a three-year agreement worth €3m.

Services to be provided by MCI include telecom switch management, underlying local and international transit of Perlico-branded telephone traffic across MCI’s international network facilities and access to the MCI global internet protocol backbone for Perlico-branded internet access offerings. The agreement is designed to benefit Perlico by giving its access to MCI’s advanced network facilities and network management capabilities.

Commenting on the deal, Iain Mac Donald, Perlico’s chief executive, said: “This agreement is a further contribution to Perlico’s stated intention to deliver better services and lower prices to the Irish home and business telecom user. This now positions Perlico with direct access to cutting-edge technology from MCI while also achieving significant savings for us in areas of cost control and efficiency benefits.”

Kieran Mageean, wholesale manager of MCI in Ireland, added: “This agreement with Perlico is the latest example of MCI’s continuing support of the competitive telecommunications marketplace in Ireland and across Europe. As always, MCI will leverage its global technology resources to help Perlico achieve its business goals. MCI’s underlying global network capabilities and technical experience will deliver substantial value to Perlico and its customers.”

By Brian Skelly