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Hangin’ on the Telephone
Airbus wins contract to provide telephony services to the French armed forces.
On 17th January Airbus has announced that it had won a contract to provide IP (Internet Protocol) telephony services to the French armed forces. Under the terms of the Symphonie contract, which will run for seven years, the company will perform an overarching modernisation of the French armed forces telephone networks. The press release continued that this will help to connect up to 270,000 users at 1,500 sites within metropolitan France, and also in French overseas departments, territories and deployments.
The Symphonie initiative will see the armed forces transitioning from the existing Socrate network, which uses Integrated Services Digital Network architecture allowing simultaneous voice, video and data services to be carried across a public switched telephone network, with an IP system for the carriage of similar traffic.