Bouygues Telecom Deploys Ericsson's VoLTE and IMS Solutions

  • French mobile operatorInternet service provider and IPTV company, Bouygues Telecom has selected Ericsson to deliver end-to-end Voice over LTE (VoLTE) capabilities and full IMS network integration in a multi-vendor environment. The VoLTE service on its commercial 4G/LTE network that is covering 69 percent of the French population, will bring Bouygues to a new era in mobile voice communications in France with HD (high definition) voice service offers to its customers. The HD voice service which can be used simultaneously with 4G/LTE mobile data services, provides significantly clearer voice communication, shorter call set-up times and enriched IP-based communication services such as video calling over LTE
Ericsson Headquarters, Source: Ericsson

Ericsson will provide key components of the IMS solution for VoLTE including the Ericsson Multimedia Telephony Application Server, Ericsson Session Border Gateway, Ericsson Home Subscriber Server and Ericsson User Profile Gateway, as well as software upgrades to the installed base of Ericsson LTE radio access network and Ericsson Evolved Packet Core.

The leading telecoms solution provider will also lend its expertise to complete the integration of IMS in its multi-vendor environment to be able to guarantee network reliability and service quality. This large-scale project is the first step towards providing enriched communication services, which are now being tested or planned for the future.

Jean-Paul Arzel, Head of the Networks Division, Bouygues Telecom, says: "Bouygues Telecom is proving the capabilities of its 4G/LTE network to support the latest advanced technologies and services. Commercial service roll-out is scheduled for 2015 and our network will be carrying the first voice and video calls over LTE later this year."

- Hilde Tonne, EVP, Group Industrial Development, Telenor Group

Franck Bouétard, Head of Ericsson France, says: "Ericsson has been a partner of Bouygues Telecom for many years, in particular for 4G/LTE technology. With the combination of our leadership in both technology and services we are now supporting Bouygues Telecom in its latest move to improve network and service quality for French customers."

- René Svendsen-Tune, EVP, Europe and Latin America, Nokia


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