France Telecom and Ericsson announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in order to jointly develop IP multimedia Services for the consumer market. This strategic agreement focuses on developing new services that will enhance consumer experiences and reachability, and leverage on both fixed and mobile network services.
The Memorandum of Understanding includes:
– the establishment of joint research and development teams,
– the sharing of R&D funding,
– and the principle of sharing intellectual property resulting from
For France Telecom , this partnership fits into its strategy to develop new and integrated services for its customers independent of the access network they are using. Both companies are convinced of the need to develop new types of relationships between telecommunications operators and equipment vendors in order to cope with the challenges of increasing competition and the convergence of the telecom, IT and multimedia industries.