MásMóvil has signed a wide-ranging deal with Ericsson that sees the vendor provide the Spanish operator with a wide range of services including enterprise billing and FTTH.

The deal, financial details of which were not disclosed, also includes a complete virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem for mobile, fixed and enterprise communication services, a Wi-Fi mobility gateway for Wi-Fi calling, and a diameter signaling controller.

The operator’s enterprise billing operations will be boosted by the provision of a new, unified system.

José Antonio López, Head of Ericsson Spain, said this would make it possible for MásMóvil to provide “innovative and flexible service bundles and billing” to enterprises.

MásMóvil does not provide details of how many business customers it serves.

The Sweden-based vendor will also be responsible for the roll-out, installation and maintenance of the operator’s FTTH network.

MásMóvil signed a deal with Orange in October last year to access the France-based operator’s FTTH network in Spain, having previously acquired pure fibre assets as a result of Orange’s acquisition of Jazztel.

This boosted MásMóvil’s FTTH footprint from 800,000 premises to 6.5 million today, with plans to reach 10 million by the end of 2017.

The operator had just 122,000 FTTH customers at the end of 2016, but said it plans to grow its fixed and mobile subscriber base, which stands at 4.7 million, by 500,000 net additions this year.

It is pushing convergent offerings across its MásMóvil, Yoigo and Pepephone brands.

Meinrad Spenger, CEO of MásMóvil, said: "The strategic agreement with Ericsson is a clear demonstration of our investment character to continue improving and updating our fixed and mobile networks with the unique objective of offering our customers the best telecommunications products and services."

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