Bouygues Telecom has awarded a contract to Ericsson 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, along with software upgrades to the installed base of Ericsson LTE radio access network and Ericsson Evolved Packet Core.
In France, Bouygues Telecom will be introducing VoLTE services to its live, commercial 4G/LTE network, which will offer major benefits, like HD voice, shorter call set-up times and enriched IP-based communication services including video calling over LTE. Customers will be able to make HD voice calls and use 4G/LTE mobile data services simultaneously.
Jean-Paul Arzel, Head of the Networks Division, Bouygues Telecom, said, 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.
Franck Bouetard, Head of Ericsson France, said, 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.