Reliance Communications has handed Ericsson a $1 billion contract to manage its wireline and wireless networks for northern and western states of India.
The companies have signed an an eight-year full-scope managed services agreement.
Ericsson will also take over responsibility for field maintenance, network operations and operational planning of RCom's 2G, CDMA and 3G mobile networks.
RCom’s infrastructure covers 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages in India to which it offers converged services including voice, data and video.
RCom last month signed a similar $1 billion outsourcing deal with Alcatel-Lucent to operate the carrier’s wireline and wireless networks in the east and the south.