Huawei and Qualcomm have completed an LTE voice call to UMTS during a series of optimization tests.
The vendors claim the tests, based on the flash CSFB voice solution for the R9 protocol, resulted in lower call setup latency than that of the R8 protocol, taking the figure closer to that of a native UMTS voice call. The tests also delivered good call setup times were seen for UMTS and GSM, and included LTE TDD calls.
LTE networks already meet the need for higher speed mobile broadband data services and the introduction of R9 CSFB is expected to further enhance users’ experiences and enable high quality voice services on their LTE-based smart phones, through CSFB to GSM and UMTS.
The joint CSFB testing was part of an ongoing cooperation between Huawei and Qualcomm on interoperability testing and optimization involving GSM/UMTS/LTE TDD/FDD technologies.