Norway’s Telecommunication provider Telenor Group and Ericsson have inked a new frame agreement for cost-efficient fixed voice production. Swedish vendor Ericsson has been selected by Norwegian telco Telenor to transform its fixed infrastructure into a single IP-based converged network (IMS).
Under the terms of agreement, Ericsson will unite in Telenor’s entire mobile and fixed subscriber data into centralized user database based on data layered architecture (DLA), which allows Telenor to incorporate its fixed and mobile services while expanding and enhancing the packages it offers.
According to Ericsson, it will also supply new multimedia telephony (MMTel) offering for Telenor’s fixed network, which includes IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core network, MMTel application server (MTAS) and DLA offering for consolidating user data.
According to Rolv-Erik Spilling, Telenor Norway’s chief technical officer, by transforming all services to IP-based technology, the subscribers will have over time benefit from richer and more convenient communications. The richer functions will make it possible for the company to create tailor-made offerings for users or groups with very specific and differentiating needs such as family and business users.
This agreement will allow Telenor to put forward its high quality voice and multimedia services like chat, presence, and video communication in the fixed network. Additionally, it allows Telenor to secure a meeting path of their mobile and fixed networks, while preparing for 4G.
According to Opera, its Global Frame Agreement might result in a version of its Opera Mini mobile web browser adapted for use on Telenor handsets.
As per the agreement, Telenor’s business units can co-brand, issue and run the Opera Mini mobile browser.
According to Morten Karlsen S¸rby, EVP and head of corporate development at Telenor, it wants to provide mobile Internet with a great user experience to everyone. The deal will mean that Telenor gets more users by giving them an unparalleled Internet experience on every local operator in its network. Telenor has customers in Sweden, Russia, Bangladesh and Hungary.
The initial version of Opera Mini for Telenor is supposed to be available in September. Opera Mini is the most widely used mobile browser around the world with 60 million users.