Ericsson has been awarded a contract with Global Crossing in the UK to provide an upgraded IP telephony platform for the company's RailNet network. As a result of the supplier contract, the Ericsson solution will enable advanced IP telephony services for Global Crossing's RailNet customers, which comprise 65,000 users from UK train operator Network Rail and rail infrastructure companies.
When fully deployed the MD110 systems installed in RailNet will integrate fixed and mobile telephony, IP phones, PC soft phones, cordless phones, mobile phones, digital phones and IP gateways. Additionally, 120 existing MD110 systems will be upgraded to provide advanced facilities.
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Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities and 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 500 major cities, 50 countries and six continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.