Monday, February 13, 2006

Ericsson selected by Vodafone for IMS

Vodafone Group named Ericsson as a preferred supplier of its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). Financial terms were not disclosed.



Under the agreement, Ericsson will be able to supply its IMS system,
support and integration services to support Vodafone's step-by-step
evolution to an all-IP network. As Ericsson's IMS enables
interoperability between operators, network types and handsets,
Vodafone's aim is to start interoperability testing as soon as possible.



The first market implementation is planned for Vodafone KK (Japan).



"Vodafone intends to pilot the next generation of services based on
this technology", said Detlef Schultz, Head of GSCM at Vodafone
Group. "We have chosen Ericsson as a supplier for IMS because of
their technology leadership in this area, which will ensure we can
start interoperability testing as soon as possible."http://www.ericsson.com

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