Ericsson Mobile Softswitch selected by leading Sub-Saharan operator

Tuesday 24 May 2005 03:01 CET | News

Ericsson Mobile Softswitch was selected by Celtel to further enhance coverage and capacity in Tanzania and to meet the operators need for rapid and cost-efficient growth. The contract also includes GPRS and is part of the Celtels program to roll-out the most advanced GSM technology.

Under the agreement, Celtel, with operations in 13 countries, will install Ericssons Mobile Soft-switch solution, capable of carrying large and growing volumes of voice and data traffic in a state of the art, cost optimized 3GPP R4 compliant network architecture. Celtel has more than five million managed customers and mobile licenses covering approximately 30% of Africas population. Mobile soft-switch solution will allow Celtel Tanzania to upgrade their network stepwise to a layered architecture, the first step toward an all-IP network. Furthermore it enables this upgrade to be combined with the introduction of a common GSM and WCDMA core. Ericsson was the first vendor to deploy softswitch solutions for telephony networks and leads the industry with over 50 fully commercial networks. Today, Ericsson has more than 20 live commercially deployed mobile softswitch networks on all continents with more than 100 MSC Servers and 500 Media Gateways in operation.

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