Ericsson wins IP core network from Cable & Wireless Jamaica

Cable & Wireless Jamaica has chosen Ericsson as its long-term strategic business partner to upgrade and expand its network.

Under the three-year agreement, Ericsson will be the systems integrator to transform Cable & Wireless' core network to a next-generation IP network, deploying Ericsson Mobile Softswitch and Mobile Packet Backbone Network solutions, as well as Ericsson Multi Mediation platform.

As a strategic business partner, Ericsson will provide Cable & Wireless with systems integration services while facilitating the launch of a wide range of new and innovative next-generation broadband multimedia services, underpinning Cable & Wireless' subscriber demands.

Phil Green, president and CEO of Cable & Wireless Jamaica, said: 'With strong partnerships in the UK, Panama and Macau, Cable & Wireless aims to strengthen its position in the Caribbean market. By taking advantage of Ericsson's expertise in systems integration and next-generation IP broadband networks, we are set to launch a range of innovative mobile services for our customers.'