Ericsson will provide TELUS with an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) - a
key enabler for fixed-mobile convergence
IMS supports new and enhanced multimedia applications enabling TELUS to
offer its customers advanced services and an enhanced user experience
Contract includes comprehensive systems integration services and
technology based on Rich Communication Services (RCS) and Voice over
TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a key
contract with TELUS for the development and deployment of an IP
Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the foundation for communication services
over LTE and other accesses. The implementation of Ericsson's IMS
technology will enable TELUS to offer advanced, convergent services in
voice, data and video calling over both wireline and wireless networks
to customers across Canada.
As a global leader in network convergence solutions, Ericsson's IMS will
allow TELUS to leverage the latest telecommunications developments,
equipping the Canadian carrier with the most innovative technology.
The continued consolidation of TELUS' wireless and fixed systems will
strengthen its framework for the agile delivery of core
telecommunications services, further enhancing its consumer experience.
With more than 12 million customer connections TELUS' customers will
have the ability to access a variety of multimedia functions and
applications including High Definition voice, management across
multiple devices, and video calling over LTE.
Eros Spadotto, executive vice-president, Technology Strategy and
Operations, TELUS says: "We have a relentless focus on delivering to
Canadians world-class entertainment and communication experiences.
Harnessing the power of IMS technology is something we're very excited
about as it will enable us to offer next-generation solutions that
transform the way our customers live, work, and play".
Fredrik Alatalo, executive vice-president and general manager for
Ericsson in Canada says: "We are excited to collaborate with TELUS in
the deployment of the latest technologies in IMS, providing Canadian
consumers with enhanced multimedia applications. IMS enables operators
to offer a range of new and enhanced services to their customers at an
IMS is a cost-efficient system that will enable TELUS to generate new
revenue streams through differentiated services based on the Rich
Communication Services (RCS) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).
Ericsson has signed over 110 commercial IMS contracts worldwide, of
which around 70 are in commercial operation, establishing the company
as the world's most-experienced IMS partner.
NOTES TO EDITORS
More on Ericsson's solutions:
Ericsson Mobile Telephony Evolution with VoLTE
Ericsson Flexible RCS
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