Ericsson provides IMS platform to KDDI as sole solution vendor

Ericsson provides IMS platform to KDDI as sole solution vendor 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --  
* Ericsson will provide Japanese operator KDDI with an IP
Multimedia Subsystem 
(IMS) - the foundation for communication
services over LTE 
* Ericsson  plans to start providing IMS after the second half of
* Ericsson's IMS will serve as the basis for new communication
services such 
as RCS, HD voice over LTE (VoLTE) and video calling
over LTE 
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a contract with Japan's KDDI
Corporation for
the development and deployment and of an IP Multimedia
Subsystem (IMS), a 3GPP
standardized platform that delivers
multimedia services. With Ericsson's IMS,
KDDI will realize delivery
of the latest telecommunication services for its over
35 million
subscribers. The deployment of IMS is scheduled to commence after the
second half of 2013. 
Having launched LTE mobile broadband services in September 2012, KDDI
now introduces IMS in order to take advantage of the latest
technological developments that Ericsson as the technology leader
provides globally. By consolidating both wireless and fixed systems,
KDDI strengthens the framework
for services and will be able to make
better use of its resources and optimize
both capital and operational
expenditure. Ericsson's IMS will also pave the way
for KDDI to launch
additional services such as Rich Communications Suite (RCS),
HD voice
over LTE (VoLTE) and video calling over LTE - thereby opening up
revenue streams. 
Yoshiharu Shimatani, Senior Vice President, General Manager,
Technology Sector,
Member of the Board, KDDI, says: "KDDI always
strives to provide its subscribers
with a superior user experience
through constant technological innovation. Introducing IMS will
enable us to make the most of KDDI's past investment and
additional rich services in future. With Ericsson's global leadership
in development of new functions for IMS, we will be able to deliver
ever better
Jan Signell, President and Representative Director of Ericsson Japan
K.K., says:
"We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with
KDDI to provide its Japanese customers with the world's best IMS
platform and new services.  This
contract marks a major advance in
our relationship with KDDI and we hope we will
be able to develop our
partnership with them in many other areas." 
Ericsson will provide KDDI with a complete solution including IMS and
Ericsson has taken the lead in IMS development and implementation
based on the
technologies accumulated since the telephone exchange
era, with inimitable track
records in the delivery of top-class IMS
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