Sunday, July 11, 2010

VoLGA Forum Expands Voice-Over-LTE Capabilities

The Voice over LTE via Generic Access (VoLGA) Forum released an updated set of specifications for delivering mobile voice and SMS services over LTE. New features and capabilities include:

  • the use of VoLGA over HSPA;

  • support for SIM-less emergency calling;

  • optimized voice-bearer routing; and

  • host APIs for LTE handsets.

"We are pleased to see that the VoLGA Forum has continued to add valuable new capabilities to the specifications," said Karl-Heinz Nenner, chairman of the VoLGA Forum. "Voice continues to be a critical service for next-generation mobile networks. The additional features make VoLGA a very complete solution."

The VoLGA Forum has 19 member companies, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ditech Networks, GENBAND, HTC, Huawei, Kineto Wireless, LG Electronics, Mavenir, Motorola, Samsung, Sonus, SPA, Tecore Networks, Ulticom, Vitendo, WiChorus and ZTE.

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