Telenor inks new frame agreement with Ericsson

15 Sep 2010

Swedish vendor Ericsson has been selected by Norwegian telco Telenor to transform its fixed infrastructure into a single IP-based converged network (IMS). Ericsson will provide its MultiMedia Telephony (MMTel) solution as part of the deal, which includes an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Core network, Ericsson’s own MMTel Application Server (MTAS) and an Ericsson Data Layered Architecture (DLA) solution for consolidating user data. Under the terms of the contract Ericsson will also consolidate all of Telenor’s mobile and fixed subscriber data into a centralised database based on a DLA which, it is claimed, will allow Telenor to integrate its fixed and mobile services while expanding and enhancing the packages its offers. Commenting on the development, Rolv-Erik Spilling, Telenor Norway’s chief technical officer, noted: ‘By transforming all services to IP-based technology, our subscribers can over time benefit from richer and more convenient communications; for example, knowing who is available for a call and having an individual number for each member of the family. The richer functions will make it possible for us to create tailor-made offerings for users or groups with very specific and differentiating needs such as family and business users.’

Norway, Ericsson, Telenor Group, Telenor Norge