Monday, March 3, 2008

Ericsson Supplies IMS to Beijing Netcom for Olympic Games

Ericsson will supply Beijing Netcom, a division of China Netcom, with a Command Supporting System based on Ericsson's IMS solution for the Beijing Olympic Games. China Netcom is the official fixed-telecom service partner for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be the sole supplier and systems integrator for an IMS platform to enable personal multimedia communication. Deployment and systems integration has started and is set to be completed by March 2008. It will span the six Olympic Games cities in China.

The agreement is an extension of a contract signed between Ericsson and Beijing Netcom in April 2007 to build the first commercial IMS network in China. Financial terms were not disclosed.