Ericsson has signed a contract with Japan's KDDI Corporation for the development and deployment and of an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), a 3GPP standardized platform that delivers multimedia services.
With Ericsson's IMS, KDDI will realize delivery of the latest telecommunication services for its over 35 million subscribers. The deployment of IMS is scheduled to commence after the second half of 2013.
Having launched LTE mobile broadband services in September 2012, KDDI will now introduce IMS in order to take advantage of the latest technological developments provided by Ericsson.
By consolidating both wireless and fixed systems, KDDI aims to strengthen the framework for services and will be able to make better use of its resources and optimise both capital and operational expenditure.
Ericsson's IMS will also pave the way for KDDI to launch additional services such as Rich Communications Suite (RCS), HD voice over LTE (VoLTE) and video calling over LTE - thereby opening up new revenue streams.
Ericsson will provide KDDI with a complete solution including IMS and system integration.