Altice Portugal announced that Ericsson will become its main supplier of MTAS technology (multimedia telephony application server) throughout its network. The Swedish manufacturer was selected to implement the fixed telephony services, providing the entire complete solution, which includes not only MTAS, such as NFVI (cloud infrastructure), as well as systems integration and support services.
The telecommunications operator explains that Ericsson's MTAS supports traditional telephony systems, but also future services, such as applications for multiple equipment and multimedia services through various accesses, which include fixed, mobile and Wi-Fi networks. In addition, it offers high quality voice services with respective support for regulatory and supplementary systems equivalent to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
The implementation of MTAS is expected to be implemented in the first half of 2020. Altice Portugal adds that Ericsson's solution will enable the provision of top communication services, whether on fixed and mobile networks, through a convergent solution, taking advantage of of leading methods and tools in the sector for the migration of multiple suppliers without disruption in the system, as mentioned in the statement.
Luis Alveirinho, CTO of Altice Portugal highlights the importance of expanding the long-term partnership with Ericsson is in line with the operator's strategy to modernize the network with a focus on virtualization, in order to provide the best possible service to its customers.
J Luis Silva, Ericsson Portugal's CEO adds that the agreement represents a major step in the fixed-mobile convergence of the partnership with Altice Portugal, explaining that the same core IMS network that manages VoLTE subscribers now manages its voice services. residential fixed telephony. The efficiency, capacity and reliability of Ericsson's MTAS will bring the necessary impact that represents the norm for the new generation of telephone services, so we are proud to be part of the evolution of Altice Portugal with regard to services for the end user of the future, adds Luis Silva.