Amdocs introduced a virtualized policy control and charging rule function (PCRF) solution specifically designed to support the stringent feature requirements that enable a high definition (HD) quality and differentiated VoLTE experience.
The Amdocs VoLTE Controller can operate in a dedicated hardware environment or as a virtualized appliance. Amdocs says its solution comes with pre-packaged services for rapid deployment in two months. It operates as a dedicated PCRF solution for VoLTE and can be deployed alongside legacy PCRF systems, which can continue to support basic policy needs such as fair usage control.
Amdocs noted that its solution is already supporting VoLTE services at a Tier-1 North American operator. The company has also been selected for policy control support of VoLTE by a European Tier-1 service provider.
"Landline services have set the bar for voice and service providers are challenged to meet and exceed those expectations with VoLTE," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs. "This solution extends policy control for VoLTE with its extensive support for emergency call services, voice roaming and other critical voice service attributes; having a specialized PCRF solution, designed with the rigors of VoLTE in mind, is vital for operators seeking to differentiate next-generation voice services over LTE."