Thursday, June 09, 2011

First Ever Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Successful Testing at SuperOp 2011

SuperOp is the premier testing event of the telecommunications industry for multimedia communication standards and products. Organized and conducted by the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), SuperOp is a yearly meeting of all the greatest engineers from the industry’s leading companies to develop unified telecommunication products and services worldwide.
And SuperOp! 2011 did not fail to come up with surprising and cutting edge technology this year! The focus was set on testing equipment and services interoperability on IP, 3G and LTE networks. One of the main attractions was the completion of the first successful Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) test on a live LTE infrastructure. To complete such an achievement, Ericsson, Intel Mobile, RADVISION, Samsung and ST-Ericsson all worked over a complete live LTE infrastructure provided by Huawei. The development of a fully interoperable and high-quality voice service on a common User Network Interface (UNI) represents a significant milestone to all operators in the deployment of such service to a commercial end.
Several more VoLTE interoperability testings are scheduled for this year both independently by the IMTC and with other industry consortia like MSF and ETSI. The IMTC also reiterated its proposition to all telecommunication industry players (operators and equipment manufacturers) to join and cooperate in the VoLTE interoperability service testings to facilitate its worldwide delivery.
The implementation of VoLTE is now viable in foreseeable future for the mobile community and should encourage operators to develop a whole new “voice ecosystem” for their next generation mobile broadband networks.

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