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VoLTE is here: Mavenir Systems

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Ian Pattison, International CTO for Mavenir Systems, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC 2014 about the rise of VoLTE and IMS-based IP networks.

China Mobile introduces VoLTE

China Mobile is introducing VoLTE

China Mobile is deploying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) on its commercial TD-LTE network in Guangzhou ahead of a wider nationwide rollout. The company has tapped up local equipment supplier ZTE to deliver the project.

China Mobile demonstrates world’s first international TDD/FDD VoLTE Call

China Mobile has teamed up with infrastructure vendor Huawei to demonstrate the world’s first international VoLTE HD voice and video calls between a TDD LTE network and a FDD LTE network

Chinese operator China Mobile has teamed up with infrastructure vendor Huawei to demonstrate the world’s first international VoLTE HD voice and video calls between a TDD LTE network and a FDD LTE network, the vendor said.

Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK: “VoLTE cost efficiency has yet to be proven; 3G voice calls are already highly cost efficient”

Mansoor Hanif, Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK

Mansoor Hanif, Director of RAN development & programmes, EE, UK is speaking in a panel discussion on the evolution of voice services on Day One of the inaugural LTE Voice Summit, taking place on October 1st-2nd at the Hilton Paddington, London. Ahead of the conference we find out more about the recent advances EE has made to its network and find out more about the challenges that implementing VoLTE will bring.

VP core network & services, Deutsche Telekom: “IMS services like RCSe/Joyn and VoLTE are key building blocks of our strategy”

Franz Seiser, VP Core Network and Services, Deutsche Telekom, Germany

Franz Seiser, VP Core Network and Services, Deutsche Telekom, Germany, is speaking on Day One of the LTE Voice Summit, taking place on October 1st-2nd at the Hilton Paddington, London. Ahead of the show we speak to him why operators have been slow to implement IMS and the benefits the services running on it will bring.

Astellia: Monetising the LTE network

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Bertrand Mizzi, Director Strategic Marketing Innovation at Astellia, talks to Telecoms.com at LTE World Summit 2013 about the technical challenges operators have to overcome when rolling out VoLTE and SON.

VoLTE: Changing the Conversation

Voice is a 130 year old product that has seen little innovation in its lifespan

The story of LTE may be all about data, but voice remains a lucrative, core service for mobile operators. Bringing voice services to LTE is far from straightforward, with numerous choices to be made and challenges faced.

Commercial challenges greater than technical for LTE roaming

Technology executives at some of Scandinavia’s biggest carriers told the audience at LTE World Summit today that, while technical hurdles are easy to overcome, more complex commercial issues mean a single mobile market without roaming borders is still some years away.

The Power of Policy

David Sharpley, Amdocs

Once used primarily to restrict subscribers who had exceeded usage thresholds, policy has evolved into a key enabler for data service monetisation, says David Sharpley, Vice President and General Manager of the Data Experience Business Unit at Amdocs.

Aussie Rules

Mike Wright, executive director of networks & access technologies at Telstra

It is testament to Telstra’s aggressive approach to mobile broadband that an operator in a country of just over 23 million people should rank in the top ten operators worldwide in terms of LTE subscriber numbers. Mike Wright, Telstra’s executive director for networks and access technologies talks to Telecoms.com about the firm’s plans for further enhancing its LTE operation with fresh spectrum and LTE-Advanced capabilities.

VP product development, Technocentre, Orange: “RCS, LTE and VoLTE mean customers will have no reason to go elsewhere for communications”

Pierre François Dubois, VP product development, Technocentre, Orange, France

Pierre François Dubois, VP product development, Technocentre, Orange, France is speaking on ‘Maximising the benefits of LTE with RCS’ on Day One of the LTE World Summit, the premier 4G event for the telecoms industry, is taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Ahead of the show we speak to him about how RCS will both benefit consumers and help to maximise operator revenue.

Service parity biggest VoLTE challenge, says Vodafone Netherlands

Getting IMS-based VoLTE services to interwork with legacy services will be a fundamental challenge to VoLTE

The most challenging aspect of introducing Voice over LTE services (VoLTE) will be deciding how and whether to transition individual legacy voice services to the new domain, according to Michel Lenoir, programme manager for LTE at Vodafone Netherlands

Alca-Lu: “We will have a strong emphasis on broadcast and carrier aggregation, and also VoLTE”

Glenn Booth, Alcatel-Lucent

We speak to Glenn Booth, VP of wireless portfolio & strategy at Alcatel-Lucent, about winning last year’s Broadband InfoVision Award for ‘Best Broadband Access – Fixed’ for its lightRadio solutions portfolio.

CTO, SK Telecom, South Korea: “SDN and network virtualisation hold great promise for mobile carriers”

Dr J W Byun, the CTO of SK Telecom

Dr J W Byun, the CTO of SK Telecom, South Korea is speaking on Day One of the LTE World Summit, taking place on 24-26 June 2013 at The RAI, Amsterdam. Ahead of the show we speak to him about how SK Telecom has been able to extend its global lead in LTE and gives some insights into what he sees coming down the line for telecoms.

Changing the conversation

Peter Carson, Senior Director of Marketing, Qualcomm

Voice over LTE is one of the most complex technologies being deployed within the framework of the LTE roadmap, says Peter Carson, senior director for marketing at Qualcomm. And operators have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to retain their status as the natural providers of voice and maximise the benefits of the move to a single network technology.

MWC: Small steps and grand visions

Technology innovation appeared thin on the ground at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but the challenge of enhancing performance and capacity by better utilising existing network resources remained a key focus for many network vendors.

Airtel launches HDV in three African markets

HD voice offers significant improvements to the customer experience

The African arm of Indian operator Bharti Airtel has begun deployment of HD voice services, beginning in Rwanda, Kenya and Malawi. The firm said that these deployments are the “first step” in its ambition to roll the technology out across its entire African footprint.

VoLTE: Why, When and How?

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Mobile operators are moving to a data-centric world. LTE has become the most rapidly deployed cellular network technology in the industry’s history and the demise of circuit switching—while still on the distant horizon—is now in sight.

VoLTE less battery efficient than 2G report finds

VoLTE uses twice the power of 2G a test has found

Calls conducted on VoIP over LTE (VoLTE) consume twice as much power as those over a 2G CDMA network an investigation has found.

MetroPCS goes live with RCS

MetroPCS has launched RCS-based Joyn services on its network

US carrier MetroPCS has taken a lead in the US by becoming the first network to offer Rich Communications Services (RCS) on its LTE network. RCS is designed to offer enhanced features such as chat, messaging and content sharing directly via the network, rather than through third party offerings.

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