Australian News - Ericsson's ENGINE fuels Telstra savings

Telstra is deploying a system that will save it big bucks, but the big question remains. Will those savings be passed on to consumers?

A proof of concept trial involving Ericsson's ENGINE multi-service network solution has been successfully completed, and Telstra has selected it for the network supporting the majority of its customers, according to Ericsson, which has sent out a press release confirming the venture.

Designed for real-time services, ENGINE is capable of carrying large volumes of IP-based traffic and will build new or migrate operators' current circuit-switched networks into a single next generation network, based on ATM and IP packet switching technologies, according to Ericsson.

"The main benefit in the first instance is to reduce the total cost of ownership of the network," John Young, director of Telstra Customer Unit Ericsson, told ZDNet Australia. "It costs Telstra less to acquire, less to run and they need less of them."

News source: ZDnet Australia

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