Ericsson announced that "Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has chosen Ericsson as a sole supplier to replace and upgrade the complete core network for their national network. With the latest core technology, including Ericsson's solutions for Evolved Packet Core and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), policy control and circuit-switched core, VHA will further enhance network robustness, performance and resiliency .. Over the period of the 5 year agreement Ericsson and VHA have committed to fully virtualize their core network".
Vodafone Hutchison Australia was formed in June 2009 following a merger between Vodafone Australia and Hutchison. VHA provides mobile services to 4.9 million customers in Australia (June 2014).
See "Vodafone Australia selects Ericsson for network evolution"- here and "Vodafone to build network of the future" - here.