du plans multimedia services
The Middle East’s fastest growing telecom service provider, du, has signed a contract with Nokia to deploy its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). With the deployment of Nokia’s IMS, du’s customers will soon enjoy multimedia services such as HD (high definition) voice, HD video, file sharing and instant messaging with an enhanced service experience. Nokia’s IMS will also allow for fixed mobile convergence, which combines mobile and fixed services, so that customers can seamlessly access the same services on both fixed as well as mobile devices.
IMS is a network architecture based on Internet Protocol (IP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) that enables new telecom services and richer communications applications. The technology paves an evolutionary path toward an all-IP core, the core of choice for LTE (long term evolution) networks which offer Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and multimedia services.
The deployment of IMS will thus ensure scalability and flexibility for du’s voice and multimedia services using an IP-based platform for multi-screen delivery capability across device types and fixed and mobile access.