Tier 1 International Communications Operator Expands Multi-Year Contract With Cartesian

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cartesian™ (Nasdaq:CRTN), a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to the global communications, technology and digital media industries, today announced that it has been awarded an expansion of its 2014 three-year services agreement with an international Tier 1 communications operator, increasing the potential contract revenue by nearly 2.4 times the original value.

Cartesian is helping the Tier 1 operator deliver a number of major transformation programs as the operator expands its investment in the communications infrastructure of one of its major national markets. Based on projected program requirements and including the minimum contract commitment, total contract revenue is forecasted to run up to approximately $34 million, with approximately $28 million coming in 2015 and 2016.

The operator has a long-standing partnership with Cartesian, built on collaboration on a number of previous technology-based initiatives aimed at improving service delivery to the operator's customer base.

Don Klumb, Cartesian's CEO, said, "We are thrilled to grow our role in delivering exciting technology and transformation programs that advance and expand services for our client's customers. This contract builds upon a strong established partnership, and we look forward to continuing to support their key strategic initiatives."

About Cartesian, Inc.

Cartesian, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRTN) is a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to leaders in the global communications, technology and digital media industries. Cartesian provides consulting in strategy, execution and managed solutions to clients worldwide. The company has offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, New York and Washington.

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