Swedish telecommunications company Telefon AB LM Ericsson said March 14 that it has received an order from Malaysian company Maxis Communications BHD to provide its Telephony Softswitch solution as part of its ongoing wireline network modernization.
The contract includes the deployment of a new international gateway switch and upgrade of an existing switch, as well as the provision of operations and maintenance support for five years.
“The deployment of this next generation switching technology will help us accelerate our network modernization exercise and enable us to be more efficient in delivering our services,” said Maxis chief operating officer, Edward Ying.
The solution, to be deployed in March this year, will provide Maxis with a scalable and flexible platform that will cater for Maxis’ international voice and data traffic growth.
Ericsson softswitch solutions, targeting both fixed and mobile operators, enable voice and data traffic to be carried over IP.
The solutions allow reducing capital expenditures as the distributed switching architecture enables efficient node consolidation and also bring down the operators’ operating expenses due to the simplified operations and maintenance as well as the network planning, Ericsson said.