Filipino fixed line network operator Eastern Telecom has selected Nokia to supply it with a next-generation network (NGN) core as part of its network modernisation programme. Under the deal, Nokia will renew Eastern Telecom’s fixed network with a VoIP-capable NGN and fixed/broadband access system, including the delivery of its Nokia MSC Server System (MSS) and Nokia VoIP Server solution. In addition, Nokia is supplying both ADSL2+ and PSTN lines using the D500 access node as well as Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) capabilities using High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technology. In a press statement, the Finnish vendor said it is also installing a Nokia Flexi Intelligent Service Node (ISN) that will enable Eastern Telecom to offer and manage IP-based multimedia services. The deliveries have already started.
Eastern Telecom is a full-service telecoms service provider offering data, leased circuits, international and local voice services and broadband internet access services in the Philippines. It serves nearly all sectors of business and provides communications solutions for all types of clients, from large multinationals to SMEs to residential customers.