Du chooses Nokia for IP Multimedia Subsystem

Telecoms operator to deploy new network architecture IMS later this year

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Du chooses Nokia for IP Multimedia Subsystem Saleem Al Balooshi, executive vice president of network development and operation at du, said that by working with Nokia, du is increasing the sustainability of its network.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 27, 2014

Du has signed an agreement with Nokia to deploy IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) on its network.

The deployment, which will happen later this year, will mean that du's customers will experience enhanced services such as HD Voice, HD Video, file sharing and instant messaging.

Saleem Al Balooshi, executive vice president of network development and operation at du, said: "Providing the highest level of customer experience is our priority, as we constantly seek to improve upon our existing quality of services that would lead to a superior customer experience. By working with Nokia to deploy IMS, we are increasing the sustainability of our network while also enhancing our connectivity capabilities, to better support the UAE leadership's Smart City and Smart Government initiatives."

IMS is a new network architecture that enables new telecom services and richer communications applications, based on Internet Protocol (IP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The technology is the core controller of choice for long-term evolution (LTE) networks, offering VoLTE and multimedia services.

IMS will also allow for fixed mobile convergence, which combines mobile and fixed services, so that customers can access the same service. The addition of IMS will ensure scalability and flexibility for du's voice and multimedia services through an IP-based platform, for multiscreen delivery capability across device types, and fixed and mobile access.

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