Ericsson secures deal for Beijing Olympics

Ericsson signed an agreement with Beijing Netcom, a branch of China Netcom, to provide the company with a command supporting system based on Ericsson's IMS solution for the Beijing Olympic Games, a Telecomworldwide news report said.

China Netcom is the official fixed-telecoms service partner for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be the sole supplier and systems integrator for an IMS platform to enable personal multimedia communication, the report said.

The company said that the agreement is an extension of a contract signed between Ericsson and Beijing Netcom in April 2007 to build the first commercial IMS network in China.

Deployment and systems integration has started and is set to be completed by March 2008.

No financial information was provided.

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