Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected as the supplier and systems integrator of its Mobile Softswitch Solution to Poland's leading operator Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC). The solution will boost PTC's network capacity, performance and coverage, and support a range of innovative multimedia services.
Under the frame agreement, Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution will replace PTC's current mobile switching center. Commercial launch is set for 2008.
Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution will allow PTC to reduce their core network operating expenses and is the first step towards an efficient and converged all-IP core network. The solution employs layered architecture that allows for leveraging of the existing infrastructure and ensures a common foundation for new consumer services - supporting improved call control and network intelligence, enabling a reduction in the number and size of main core network sites. It also offers PTC bandwidth savings, improved voice-over-IP network services, and enhanced voice quality for customers.
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Director of Network Operations and member of Management Board at PTC, says: "Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution enables PTC to expand and upgrade our network and provide a platform for the launch of attractive multimedia services for our customers ".
Lars E. Svensson, President of Ericsson in Poland, says: "This deal marks a significant milestone in Ericsson's ongoing partnership with PTC and sets the stage for the introduction of a host of state-of-the-art services across Poland."
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 195 million subscribers. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of 'communication for all' through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion (SEK 188 billion) in 2007. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on the Stockholm and NASDAQ stock exchanges.
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