Monday, May 23, 2011

France's SFR Selects Alcatel-Lucent IMS

SFR is the second biggest telecommunications operator in France, is deploying Alcatel-Lucent's End-to-End IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) for unified voice, data, multimedia and video over its fixed and mobile broadband networks. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The IMS solution is a key element of SFR's IP transformation from its TDM network towards a fully converged architecture supporting millions of residential and business customers. The IMS solution is part of SFR's Neufbox Evolution residential offering.

Neufbox Evolution is a set-top box and home gateway all in one, offering communications, IPTV multi-screen access, Femtocell connectivity and the ability to connect directly to ADSL or Fibre-to-the-home. Users have the option to connect the Neufbox Evolution wired or wirelessly.

Alcatel-Lucent's IMS solution also supports the Global System Mobile Association's (GSMA's) Rich Communication Suite, enabling SFR to unify service across mobile handsets and the web to improve consumer and enterprise communication and collaboration. These capabilities include: unified network address book; presence; multimedia instant messaging (including SMS, text and video) and image sharing.

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