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Ericsson Wins French VoLTE Deployment Contract

France’s Bouygues Telecom has awarded a contract to Ericsson for the deployment of VoLTE services over its network.

Ericsson has been selected to 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.

Ericsson has also been chosen by Bouygues Telecom to complete the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network integration in its multi-vendor environment.

Jean-Paul Arzel, Head of the Networks Division, Bouygues Telecom said that “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.”

Bouygues Telecom’s 4G network currently covers 69 percent of the French population.

Financial terms for the contract were not disclosed.

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