Thursday, February 7, 2013

Telefónica Demos Multivendor VoLTE-to-3G Handover

Telefónica Deutschland has demonstrated multivendor handover of Voice-over LTE calls to 3G using Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC).  The handover test was achieved in Germany in a laboratory environment that simulates a real mobile network. Handsets and network components from at least six different manufacturers have been used, including Acme Packet, Ericsson, Huawei, NSN, Qualcomm and Sony Mobile.

Telefónica said future benefits of VoLTE could include HD voice services, faster call set-up, HD video calling, chat applications and other rich-media services from any device or location.

"Telefónica has achieved a significant landmark with the successful testing of this mobile broadband network for the future,” said Enrique Blanco, CTO of Telefónica.  “Most importantly, however, is our ability to deliver the very best customer experience – which is at the core to our long-term network strategy.  With VoLTE, our customers will be seamlessly connected to a superfast intelligent network that not only gives a top quality voice service – but also a network that opens up a new world of opportunities, such as high definition video calls".