Elisa will reduce 69 and outsource 100 positions in maintenance and development of internal IT applications, the largest telecommunications operator in Finland announced on Monday morning. The positions to be outsourced will be transferred to India's Tata Consultancy Services and to America's Amdocs Limited as of 14 October. Earlier today, Helsingin Sanomat reported that the lay-offs will concern personnel in Elisa's data administration and network development functions. In addition, the daily wrote that Elisa plans to transfer some 150 positions from its sub-contractors to the Indian provider of IT services. The cost-cutting measures have reportedly been on the table since last summer and represent Elisa's effort to ensure its competitiveness. “Elisa’s strategy is to improve productivity, develop new services for our customers and maintain our strong investment capabilities,” vice president Timo Katajisto says in a bulletin.

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