Vodafone New Zealand selected Nokia Networks and its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) solution to conduct the first VoLTE call on a cloud-based IMS network. With this, the operator showcased its readiness to offer high-definition (HD) voice calls for its customers.
As a next-generation technology, VoLTE has multiple benefits for operators and customers alike. These include HD voice quality, faster call set-up times with voice continuity, and optimized performance under load. The overall data consumption and signaling load is also lower compared to over-the-top voice applications.
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Solution details at a glance:
- Nokia Networks implemented and integrated its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Open TAS (Telecommunications Application Server), Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and Border Gateway (Open BGW) to enable the VoLTE call
- Nokia Cloud Application Manager* was used to run VoLTE over the cloud
Tony Baird, Technology Director, Vodafone New Zealand, said: “As New Zealand’s 4G leader, we’re committed to investing in our 4G network for the benefit of customers – VoLTE is the next evolution. Together with Nokia Networks, we have made real progress with tests and hope to launch a commercial VoLTE service soon.”
Vodafone has New Zealand’s largest 4G network, reaching over 70 percent of New Zealand’s population.
Ray Owen, Head of Australia and New Zealand, Nokia Networks, said: “Nokia Networks is proud to partner with Vodafone New Zealand to bring the first VoLTE experience to consumers in New Zealand. This is an important milestone – not only in New Zealand – but across the Asia Pacific region. It enables Vodafone’s customers to be among the first subscribers in the world to experience VoLTE.”
The “TD-LTE Ecosystem: 2015 – 2020 – Infrastructure, Devices, Subscriptions & Operator Revenue” report presents an in-depth assessment of the TD-LTE market including key market drivers, challenges, operator revenue potential, infrastructure/device deployment commitments, future roadmap, value chain, vendor strategies and strategic recommendations.
The report is available at: 4G-Market.com.