Ericsson in telecom equipment deal with MASMOVIL

MASMOVIL and EricssonTelecom equipment maker Ericsson announced its deal with MASMOVIL, the fourth-largest telecom operator in Spain.

MASMOVIL is aiming to consolidate its equipment requirements under a single technology vendor to ensure top quality standards for its wireless users in Spain.

Ericsson will provide solutions and services, including core network evolution based on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), enterprise billing, managed and systems support services, and deployment, installation and maintenance of fiber to the home (FTTH).

Subscribers of MASMOVIL will benefit from a consolidated network and new services such as Voice over LTE, Wi-Fi calling and fixed VoIP for residential and enterprise use. The unified management of the mobilenetwork and the integration of technology by a single vendor will enable

“The agreement with Ericsson is a clear demonstration of our investment character to continue improving and updating our fixed and mobile networks with the unique objective of offering our customers the best telecommunications products and services,” said Meinrad Spenger, CEO of MASMOVIL.

Jose Antonio Lopez, head of Ericsson Spain, was instrumental in signing the telecom infrastructure deal with MASMOVIL.

The solutions for core network evolution include Subscriber Data Management, Policy Control and Charging Rules Function, a virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem for mobile, fixed and enterprise communication services, Wi-Fi Mobility Gateway for Wi-Fi calling, and Diameter Signaling Controller.

MASMOVIL will enhance its enterprise billing capabilities with the provision of a new, unified B2B billing system.

MASMOVIL has extended its existing managed and systems support services contracts until the end of 2019, and has the option of extending their scope to include its fixed network.

Ericsson said FTTH deployment, installation and maintenance services from Ericsson will increase MASMOVIL’s ability to offer a convergent fixed-mobile offering in Spain.