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Swisscom Solutions to take over Winterthur Group's worldwide voice and data services

13 January 2006

From 1 April 2006, Swisscom Solutions Ltd will be providing all voice and data services to the 17 business units of Winterthur Group in Switzerland, Europe, Asia and the USA. The five-year contract encompasses a total volume exceeding CHF 100 million.

Swisscom Solutions has scored a success with the conclusion of its first international outsourcing contract with Winterthur Group. As of 1 April 2006, Swisscom Solutions will take over operational responsibility for the international insurance group's worldwide voice and data services.

The agreement is aimed at focussing the present decentralised structure of Winterthur Group in the area of voice and data services and reducing complexity. The objective is to achieve financial transparency and a high level of process standardisation across the Group. The move is also aimed at reducing costs, driving technological change and establishing uniform Group-wide security standards. In its domestic Swiss market, Winterthur Group will benefit from Swisscom Solutions' geographical proximity to the Group's headquarters in Winterthur which also houses the insurance company's IT management staff.

Swisscom Solutions will be working closely with its global network partner Vanco in providing these services for Winterthur Group.


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern