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Ericsson to develop NTL's VoIP

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 10 (UPI) -- Ericsson will be helping ntl:Telewest develop its Internet telephone network.

Under the five-year agreement, Ericsson will help build Britain's largest cable operator with residential voice over broadband. In addition, the Swedish group will be upgrading ntl:Telewest's voice network to Internet Protocol from circuit-switched technology.

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"NTL is already seeing the benefits from its investment in its network. We are delighted to have concluded this agreement which will see Ericsson technology introduced that will provide gains in both network running costs and efficiency. Ericsson's advanced IP Softswitch and IMS architecture products will allow NTL to create new IP-based services for its wide range of business and residential customers," Jacqueline Hey said.

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