WARSAW, Poland, Apr. 6, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) -- /CNW Telbec/ -- CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), one of the major providers of information technology and business process services, today announced a 3-year agreement with Telekomunikacja Polska Group (TP Group), Poland's leading telecommunications provider, for application support and services. CGI frameworks will be deployed to help TP Group consolidate its current multi application, multi vendor environment to improve overall time to market and total cost of ownership.
TP Group is the leading telecom provider in Poland for fixed line and mobile, and is partly owned by the France Telecom group.
CGI will provide application maintenance and development, on a number of technology platforms. Services will be delivered via CGI's Warsaw Development Center with additional support teams located at TP Group sites throughout Poland.
"At CGI, we know the telecom business. TP Group was looking for deep subject matter expertise in telecom and CGI's solutions and service capabilities were a good fit," said Michael E. Roach, President and CEO of CGI. "This partnership with one of the leading IT users in Poland will expand our local and European presence in application outsourcing services and our global telecom practice."
"TP Group is going through a major re-engineering of its IT services and is looking to the strategic CGI partnership for the leadership, skills, resources, experience as well as the delivery framework to improve productivity and quality in our products and services in the Polish market," said Piotr Muszynski, COO of TP Group.
CGI provides the full-service capabilities and focused expertise required to design, implement and operate highly effective environments for communications service providers. With 30+ years of extensive telecom experience, CGI has supported the transformation of 7 of the 10 largest global telecom service providers.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 26,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As at December 31, 2009, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.