Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ericsson to Supply IMS for Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone Ireland has appointed Ericsson to be the systems integrator of a real-time charging and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, including upgrading and expanding the operator's network. Under the contract, Ericsson will be responsible for systems integration of existing solutions into the IMS environment. Ericsson will also upgrade and expand network capacity, enable real-time charging and underpin demanding multimedia functionality. The deal builds upon Ericsson's long-standing relationship with Vodafone Ireland as its sole supplier of an IP-based circuit core network. Based on the Ericsson Mobile Softswitch Solution, the network will now be upgraded to support interworking with IMS. Financial terms were not disclosed.