Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings.
The session border controller market is seeing benefits from the increased adoption of SIP trunking and emerging wireless Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. According to a new Dell'Oro Group report, SBC and IMS core revenues together rose nearly 23 percent year-over-year.
Verizon Wireless has nearly 4 million customers using its Voice over LTE service, which it launched in September 2014, according to a senior Verizon executive. Although a tiny fraction of the 103.7 million total retail postpaid connections Verizon had at the end of the second quarter, it is the first time Verizon has disclosed how widely VoLTE has been adopted on its network.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has introduced new tower mounted amplifiers (TMAs) that have variable gain in a variety of spectrum bands, including 700 MHz, PCS and all AWS frequencies.
Ericsson is working with Telenor Sweden to upgrade the operator's network to enable it to provide voice over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi calling and richer communication services for customers.
T-Mobile US appears to be gearing up to test a Passpoint-capable Wi-Fi roaming service with cable operator Bright House Networks in Tampa and Orlando. Documents on T-Mobile's website said the test will include up to 50,000 customers and will allow them to roam onto Bright House's 34,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots in the cities using the Passpoint standard, which the documents said provides "extended coverage by seamlessly connecting calls, messages and data through T-Mobile Preferred Wi-Fi access points."
Over 30 per cent of operators are investing in LTE-A system deployments, with the commercialisation of carrier aggregation the first feature to be exploited.
T-Mobile US announced it launched new messaging services based on Rich Communication Services (RCS) technology. The carrier said the service will be called Advanced Messaging and will be available initially on the new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime smartphone. The carrier said it will soon update the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S5 to support the technology as well.
Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US' implementations of Voice over LTE demonstrate significant improvements in voice quality over legacy circuit-switched voice, with Verizon leading the way in terms of call quality, according to a new benchmarking test by network testing firm P3 Communications.
Swisscom said it is the first operator in Switzerland to launch voice over LTE (VoLTE) and that it will add a Wi-Fi calling feature during the summer months.