SaskTel is deploying a single IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network core that it says will support an all-IP network infrastructure for its growing mix of wireline and wireless customers.
A key part of this transition is Oracle, which is supplying its Unified Session Manager to deliver the single IMS core and help secure its network borders.
By building a multi-service IMS network core, the telco said it will be able to transition to a host of next-gen IP services and develop new wireless and wireline services and applications for both its consumer and business customers.
Initially, SaskTel will leverage the Oracle solution to roll out hosted business services to its enterprise customers. It also plans to offer expanded VoLTE, SIP trunking and consumer voice services.
Given the complexity of deploying IMS across wireless and wireline networks, SaskTel sought the help of Oracle Communications Consulting to implement the solution. The group will also help SaskTel test and support the solution's interoperability with multiple vendors for various hosted services on the single network core.
This deployment comes at a time when SaskTel is enhancing both its business and consumer services offerings. The telco has been expanding its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) program into new cities, while targeting its small to medium (SMB) customer base with its new MiVoice Office service offering.
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