Ericsson has been selected as the supplier and systems integrator of its mobile softswitch solution to the Polish operator Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (PTC).
The solution is expected to boost PTC's network capacity, performance and coverage, and support a range of multimedia services.
Under the frame agreement, Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution will replace PTC's current mobile switching centre. Commercial launch is set for later this year.
Ericsson believes that its Mobile Softswitch Solution will allow PTC to reduce its core network operating expenses and is the first step towards an efficient and converged all-IP core network.
The solution employs layered architecture that allows for leveraging of the existing infrastructure and ensures a common foundation for new consumer services - supporting improved call control and network intelligence, enabling a reduction in the number and size of main core network sites.
It also offers PTC bandwidth savings, improved voice-over-IP network services, and enhanced voice quality for customers, the company added.