Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will provide IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) to leading Polish operator Telekomunikacja Polska (TP), paving the way for the latest multimedia communication services for consumers and enterprises alike.
Under a frame agreement, the first for IMS in Poland, Ericsson will integrate the solution into TP's network and provide support and maintenance until the end of the year.
With Ericsson IMS, Telekomunikacja Polska will be able to deliver enriched multimedia services, such as multimedia telephony, presence, instant messaging and IP centrex services, via either fixed or mobile broadband access.
IMS is an important step towards fixed-mobile convergence. The international standards-based technology is highly scalable, takes care of connection control, and ensures service quality, and network and service security. IMS also allows network operators and service providers to implement new revenue-generating multimedia services quickly and cost effectively.
Lars E. Svensson, President of Ericsson Poland, says: "Broadband access to the internet is one of the strategic paths of telecommunication development both for suppliers and operators. We are pleased to be a partner to Telekomunikacja Polska and work with it to provide cutting-edge solutions for its customers."
Ericsson leads the IMS market with 36 IMS system contracts for commercial launch and 70 additional trials distributed around the world.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
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About Telekomunikacja Polska (TP)
Telekomunikacja Polska is a leading fixed-line operator in Poland and the core company of the TP Group, the largest telecommunications group in central Europe. The TP Group is the only operator in the country to be active in both fixed and mobile telephony as well as internet markets, with 10.3 million fixed-line subscribers and 11.7 million mobile customers (third-quarter 2006). It is also part of the France Telecom Group.
Ericsson IMS is an end-to-end solution that gives operators immediate revenue opportunities when evolving to all-IP operations. It enables seamless access to a wide range of new multimedia services across both fixed and mobile networks. Ericsson's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) includes a converged IMS core infrastructure, as well as application servers and service enablers for common functions that can be reused for multiple fixed and mobile applications.