Ericsson has been selected by Canada’s Eastlink as core network supplier for VoLTE services, as well as providing support for Wi-Fi calling and other enhancements. Upgrades to Eastlink’s LTE network are scheduled for completion in the second half of 2018, with the Swedish vendor providing an integrated virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). Head of Ericsson Canada, Graham Osborne, said: ‘Telecom operators are looking for cost-effective solutions to manage the ever-increasing volume of mobile traffic and demand for enhanced services. Eastlink is dedicated to delivering the best experience possible to all their customers and this network upgrade will bring immediate improvements and position them well to add future services.’ Going forward, Eastlink says that it will work closely with Ericsson to deploy a ‘5G-ready’ network that is robust and reliable.
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