Ericsson has been selected by Másmóvil to provide a wide array of solutions and services, including core network evolution based on network function virtualization (NFV), enterprise billing, managed and systems support services and deployment, installation, and maintenance of fiber to the home (FTTH).
Through this agreement, Másmóvil subscribers gain access to an improved 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 mobile network and the integration of technology by a single vendor will enable top quality standards for Spanish users.
Másmóvil 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.
FTTH deployment, installation and maintenance services from Ericsson will increase Másmóvil’s ability to continue offering a convergent fixed-mobile competitive offering to the Spanish market.
Huawei and Telefónica have announced the opening of an NB-IoT Open Lab to work on the development of products and applications related to Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology.
Telefónica’s NB-IoT Open Lab will be opened in Chile in the next few months aimed to boost the IoT business ecosystem and lead the innovation in the IoT space. It will allow IoT players such as equipment vendors, service providers, end-user OEM device makers, and application developers, to deploy faster their services and applications over Telefónica’s networks. They will also have early access to new IoT developments by combining Huawei resources and capabilities with Telefónica Chile’s well-established R&D center’s facilities, resources, and know-how.
Telefónica Chile’s R&D center is a joint initiative between Telefónica and the Chilean government with the goal of promoting an open and participatory Internet of Things ecosystem.
Telefónica and Huawei jointly deployed the first field NB-IoT smart metering service in Chile during 2016. This initiative enables the roll out of such experiences to many other areas and applications.