Canadian TELUS to offer advanced multimedia experience with Ericsson

Canadian TELUS to offer advanced multimedia experience with Ericsson

  *Ericsson will provide TELUS with an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) - a key
    enabler for fixed-mobile convergence
  *IMS supports new and enhanced multimedia applications enabling TELUS to
    offer its customers advanced services and an enhanced user experience
  *Contract includes comprehensive systems integration services and
    technology based on Rich Communication Services (RCS) and Voice over LTE
    (VoLTE)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ericsson (Nasdaq:ERIC)
has signed a key contract with TELUS for the development and deployment of an
IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), the foundation for communication services over
LTE and other accesses. The implementation of Ericsson's IMS technology will
enable TELUS to offer advanced, convergent services in voice, data and video
calling over both wireline and wireless networks to customers across Canada.

As a global leader in network convergence solutions, Ericsson's IMS will allow
TELUS to leverage the latest telecommunications developments, equipping the
Canadian carrier with the most innovative technology.

The continued consolidation of TELUS' wireless and fixed systems will
strengthen its framework for the agile delivery of core telecommunications
services, further enhancing its consumer experience. With more than 12 million
customer connections TELUS' customers will have the ability to access a
variety of multimedia functions and applications including High Definition
voice, management across multiple devices, and video calling over LTE.

Eros Spadotto, executive vice-president, Technology Strategy and Operations,
TELUS says: "We have a relentless focus on delivering to Canadians world-class
entertainment and communication experiences. Harnessing the power of IMS
technology is something we're very excited about as it will enable us to offer
next-generation solutions that transform the way our customers live, work, and
play".

Fredrik Alatalo, executive vice-president and general manager for Ericsson in
Canada says: "We are excited to collaborate with TELUS in the deployment of
the latest technologies in IMS, providing Canadian consumers with enhanced
multimedia applications. IMS enables operators to offer a range of new and
enhanced services to their customers at an affordable cost."

IMS is a cost-efficient system that will enable TELUS to generate new revenue
streams through differentiated services based on the Rich Communication
Services (RCS) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Ericsson has signed over 110 commercial IMS contracts worldwide, of which
around 70 are in commercial operation, establishing the company as the world's
most-experienced IMS partner.

NOTES TO EDITORS

More on Ericsson's solutions:

IMS

Ericsson Mobile Telephony Evolution with VoLTE

Ericsson Flexible RCS

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