Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hong Kong's HKT Launches VoLTE with Huawei

HKT, Hong Kong's leading telecommunications service provider (PCCW), officially launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, initially available on the Samsung Note 3 LTE smartphone.  Huawei is HKT's technology provider.

HKT said it is able to deliver a totally seamless handover of voice calls from 4G to 3G coverage. Call set-up times for VoLTE-to-VoLTE connections are around 1 second.  The service also supports instant switching between voice and video calls.

The launch also marks an important collaboration between HKT, Huawei and Samsung.

Mr. Alex Arena, Group Managing Director of HKT, said, “We are committed to providing the most advanced and compelling services to customers. Our game-changing VoLTE service will be offered to new and existing mobile customers. We are thrilled to work with Huawei to roll out the VoLTE service to customers and look forward to bringing it to more customers through Samsung Note 3 LTE now and potentially other mobile devices in future.”

Mr. Ma Haixu, President of core network product line, Huawei, said, “Built on Huawei’s network platform, the new service is the world’s first commercially available VoLTE solution using the latest R10 standard. The new service signifies Huawei’s leading position in the VoLTE market. We are focusing our efforts to ensure HKT’s VoLTE network is an industry benchmark in terms of service quality, innovation and return on investment.”

http://www.huawei.com

http://www.pccw.com/

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