To meet the growing demand for unified voice, data, multimedia and video services
Alcatel-Lucent‘s IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) has been selected by SFR, a fixed and mobile operator in France, to address the growing demand for unified voice, data, multimedia and video services.
The IMS offering enables SFR to provide an array of rich, new fixed and mobile broadband services, while also simplifying operations.
The offering allows SFR to migrate its TDM network towards a fully converged architecture to meet the demands of millions of residential and business customers for services anywhere, anytime and over any device, the company said.
In addition, the IMS offering supports the Global System Mobile Association’s (GSMA’s) Rich Communication Suite, enabling SFR to unify service across mobile handsets and the web to improve consumer and enterprise communication and collaboration.
The offering capabilities include: unified network address book; presence; multimedia instant messaging (including SMS, text and video); and image sharing.
Under the multivendor agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will also provide SFR with a turnkey offering, including design, testing, integration, deployment, maintenance and operation.
Further, SFR will have access to Alcatel-Lucent’s French-based presence and R&D facilities, and the benefits of its Bell Labs innovation engine.
Alcatel-Lucent France business vice-president Pascal Homsy said with the contract, a major new reference in Europe, the company underlines its leading position in IMS offerings.
"We are very proud to reinforce our partnership and strong cooperation spirit with SFR by delivering a platform that immediately provides enhanced services today and prepares SFR for the services that people will seek tomorrow," Homsy said.