Norkring signed contract with Rejlers for field operations of the Norwegian broadcasting network
(25th of June 2015) Norkring AS and Rejlers Norge AS have signed a new field operations contract. The agreement includes exclusivity of field operations, fault corrections and maintenance of Norkring’s national terrestrial broadcasting network over the next five years.
Additionally, the contract includes options for Rejlers to take on larger and smaller rollouts, without a commitment of volume.
-An extensive and thorough process lies behind the signed agreement, Torbjørn Ø. Teigen, CEO of Norkring says. He is looking forward to a close collaboration with Rejlers over the next years, where they are expected to take a proactive responsibility for the field operation of Norkring’s well over two thousand transmitter sites and other locations, in a way that ensures availability, safety of operations and stability for Norkring and Norkring’s customers.
Several contractors were invited to the negotiating table and the competition for the contract was tough before the choice of Rejlers Norge was made. Rejlers was introduced to Norkring a few years ago, but is already well positioned themselves in important growth areas of their business sector. Rejlers Norge is a subsidiary of Rejlers AB originating in Sweden. The Norwegian business has 250 employees today, with a turnover of over 300 million NOK.
-We are of course very pleased with being selected and are looking forward to close cooperation with Norkring, Morten Thorkildsen, CEO of Rejlers Norge AS says. Our experience and competence with field operations and maintenance of national communication networks makes us confident that we will perform well.
Norkring brings radio- and TV-signals to listeners and viewers all over the country and is Norway’s largest supplier of terrestrial broadcasting services. Norkring offers operations and surveillance of services and network 24/7, and operates one of Europe’s largest networks.
-We think that Rejlers will contribute to our focus on continous improvement of our networks and operational situation, which is very important to us. Efficient operations and satisfied customers is key to us, CEO of Norkring Torbjørn Ø. Teigen underlines.
The agreement becomes operative from January 1st 2016 with a duration of 5 years. During the period leading up to this date, both parties will prepare for the implementation of the agreement.