Friday, March 30, 2007

FT, Telefónica Talk Up IMS

Telefónica, told a plenary session here at C5 that the Spanish carrier regards IMS as the most suitable way to attain some of its goals: network convergence, PSTN replacement, and cost cutting in terms of both capex and opex.Next year Telefónica will begin its PSTN replacement program, switching over to softswitch-based voice management.
France Telecom, also stressed the internal cultural challenge that a shift to an IMS world brings to a major carrier.

IMS teething troubles-it was bound to happen.

Ericsson IMS for TP

Under a frame agreement, the first for IMS in Poland, Ericsson will integrate the solution into TP's network and provide support and maintenance until the end of the year.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Swisscom Gobbles Up Fastweb

"Italy hasn't got a cable network, so the fact that Fastweb can offer a triple play of phone, video, and broadband on its fiber-optic network gives it a unique market position," says Ian Cox, principal analyst at researcher TelecomView in England. Cox argues that European telcos must look beyond their borders for growth.