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What is 5G Voice over New Radio?

Rohde & Schwarz: Voice over New Radio (VoNR) should be 'considered a prerequisite for successful 5G deployment in Standalone operation' In cloud-native 5G Standalone (SA) networks, operators can deliver high-quality voice services without having to rely on LTE as an anchor. Instead, operators can offer...

AT&T VoLTE roaming expands to Japan with NTT DoCoMo deal

AT&T lays claim to being first domestic operator to support international VoLTE roaming services, though U.S. support remains spotty. AT&T expanded voice-over-LTE roaming into Japan, signing a deal with NTT DoCoMo to support AT&T’s high-definition voice service for customers traveling in the Asian...

NFV is an imperative network evolution; learn how to ease the transition

Service assurance provides 360-degree network visibility to optimize customer experience while reducing OPEX through NFV As networks evolve to deliver increasingly complex services and to meet the challenges of exploding data and eroding revenues, communications service providers (CSPs) are racing to implement virtualization strategies. The...

VoWi-Fi trial using hetnets launches in Singapore

VoWi-Fi and VoLTE news from APAC region Singapore telecom operator M1 Limited said it launched the country’s first voice-over-Wi-Fi trial, bolstered by heterogeneous network technology. The service provides for voice calls using a handset’s native dialer and direct access to the device’s contacts list without...

Telenor Denmark deploys LTE+ service

The telco aims to upgrade 100 telecoms towers by the end of 2015 Dannish mobile telephony operator Telenor Denmark announced the deployment of its commercial LTE+ service in the country’s largest cities. Using carrier aggregation technology, Telenor is currently upgrading a total of 430 telecommunications...

Bouygues Telecom launches VoLTE trial in France

Voice-over-LTE trial to initially involve 5,000 subscribers French operator Bouygues Telecom launched a pilot voice-over-LTE service, the company said in a statement; the move makes the telco the first operator in France to offer VoLTE to users. The carrier said the VoLTE trial involves 5,000 subscribers, including 700...

Huawei, NTT DoCoMo conduct 5G radio trial in China

Partnership stipulates future field trials in Japan Chinese vendor Huawei has successfully carried out a large-scale field trial of "5G" radio access technologies, which was conducted jointly with Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo. The trial represents the first large-scale Multi-User MIMO technology test, with a...

EXFO Webinar: Impact of Mobile Advanced Voice (VoLTE, VoWiFi) on operator’s network deployment and revenues

Operators are increasingly turning to VoLTE and WiFi Calling (VoWiFi) to protect their lucrative voice business against the ever increasing rise of “free” over the top (OTT) applications. The challenges they are facing relate to various deployment phases, including network rollout, beta trials leading...

SoftBank ends June with 31.5M subs in Japan

Operator’s overall revenue expands 10% year-on-year in fiscal Q1 Japanese mobile operator SoftBank ended the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 with 31.56 million mobile subscribers in the country, up from 30.8 million in the year-ago period. Net additions during the quarter totaled 20,000. The...

Editorial Webinar: WebRTC, VoLTE, RCS set to reshape carrier offerings in battle with OTT

This webinar looks at how VoLTE, RCS and WebRTC are being used and will be used by operators to remain competitive. The webinar will glean insight from mobile operators that have already begun to rollout these services or are planning to rollout services, vendors supporting the...

Vodafone Germany taps NFV for VoLTE; Consolidated launches NetCracker OSS

VoLTE deployment runs across VMware NFV platform VMware reported that its VCloud for NFV platform has been deployed by Vodafone Germany to support voice-over-LTE services. VMware said its platform is supporting virtual network functions from multiple network vendors to power the VoLTE service. Vodafone Germay noted the VoLTE...

2015 Predictions: VoLTE set to transform UC market

In 2015, voice over LTE will shake up the marketplace in a variety of ways. For example, some mobile operators will use VoLTE-powered unified communication to compete with over-the-top UC providers, particularly in the enterprise market, where customers will value – and pay for...

2015 Predictions: Wi-Fi, LTE set to support voice traffic in 2015

Editor’s Note: With 2015 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. It’s been an incredible year for Wi-Fi. T-Mobile US created a watershed moment for U.S. carriers...

AT&T DevSum: AT&T touts WebRTC support; IoT, BYOD enhancements

LAS VEGAS – AT&T continued its tradition of hosting a developers conference the day before the official start of the annual CES event, at which it announced a number of new initiatives, including support for Web Real-Time Communications and new ecosystem partnerships. AT&T claims that...

Global Telecom: Chinese carriers aggressive 4G smartphone strategy for 2015

China Telecom ringing in the New Year with goals to release 100 contract-bundled 4G smartphone models China Telecom and China Unicom have been rolling out LTE FDD/TD-LTE 4G networks in China, and both operators are planning an aggressive strategy for 2015. Digitimes reports that China...

Cisco targets VoLTE, VoWi-Fi challenges

Cisco talks QoS issues, virtualization potential The drive toward network simplicity continues to run up against the need for mobile operators to support two separate networks in order to handle voice traffic (2G/3G) and growing data demand (LTE). The solution everyone is looking to move toward...

Sponsored: The Network of the Future; A Conversation with Mavenir Systems Inc.

A conversation with Mavenir Systems Inc. Chief Technology Officer Terry McCabe Q: How has VoLTE shifted the way mobile operators conduct business? How has it changed their role as service providers? TM: In today’s competitive mobile marketplace, it has become more crucial than ever for the traditional service providers...

iPhone 6 is triggering VoLTE use, drop in 3G calling

Data from the early days of Apple's iPhone 6 launch shows that the two new iPhone models are prompting an upswing in VoLTE adoption and a sharp drop in 3G voice calling, according to Newfield Wireless -- and iPhone 6 users consume even more...

WebRTC vs. VoLTE: Is there room for both?

With voice over LTE technology rapidly being rolled out by a number of mobile operators, the move toward carrier-grade voice traffic running over data networks has finally arrived. VoLTE is not the only game in town as voice-over-IP services have been running across a number...

Verizon Wireless rolls out VoLTE service ahead of iPhone 6 launch

Verizon Wireless has slowly begun to roll out voice over LTE services, announcing this week its Advanced Calling 1.0 offering. The service comes just days ahead of the launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, both of which are the first from...

Reader Forum: Making the mobile network fly (Pt. 2: Intelligence, automation and visibility)

Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible, but we maintain some editorial control...

Nokia Networks commercial NFV to enable VoLTE, more

Nokia Networks announced what it claims is the first commercial carrier-grade telco cloud set to go live by the end of the year. Although the location and operator involved were not named, the announcement describes a launch that will utilize network function virtualization to...

Reader Forum: Is your infrastructure in for a VoLTE of shock?

Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible, but we maintain some editorial control...

Reader Forum: VoLTE — mobile operator apathy turns to action

Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible, but we maintain some editorial control...

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