NSN assumes control of Embarq's voice centers

Nokia Siemens Networks will assume ownership of Embarq Corporation's voice network operation centers (NOC) to enable Embarq to reduce operational expenses for voice traffic monitoring and technical support of its network operations.

This is the first significant managed network operations agreement of its kind for Nokia Siemens Networks in North America. Under terms of the seven-year agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will perform network operations for Embarq's voice networks.

As part of the agreement, approximately 265 Embarq employees across the US will transfer to Nokia Siemens Networks. In conjunction with Nokia Siemens Networks' Global Network Solution Centers, a virtual global network will be formed to provide the best service levels and expertise as cheaply as possible.

No financial details were disclosed.