Mobile World Congress: Ericsson works with Qualcomm to launch multi-standard GSMA VoLTE solutions

Telecom Lead Team:
  Ericsson announced that it is working
with chip major Qualcomm to launch commercial multi-standard GSMA VoLTE

The association with the chip maker will enable operators to
cut time-to-market and help ensure an optimal user experience by aligning
functionality in device platforms and networks.

Qualcomm and Ericsson successfully performed the world’s
first handover of voice calls from LTE to WCDMA in an end-to-end network using
Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC). The technique allows voice calls
from the VoLTE packet domain to be handed over to the legacy circuit switched

The result of the demonstration will be used to secure
effective migration to multi-access networks, including GSM, WCDMA, LTE, CDMA
and WiFi.

“As LTE networks are deployed as part of multi-standard
networks, Qualcomm has the unique ability to provide evolved voice services
such as VoLTE with integrated chipsets for multimode 2G/3G/LTE and WiFi capable
mobile device,” said Serge Willenegger, vice president of product management,

The association is likely to continue with the two companies
working towards ensuring optimized solutions for VoLTE together with Circuit
Switch Fallback, and SRVCC. The aim is to demonstrate consistent service
behavior over a range of mobile access technologies and to blend voice service
with interoperable multimedia enhancements such as video, messaging and

“With continued collaborative efforts,
Ericsson and Qualcomm will focus on the availability of the next generation
mobile access technology, and speed up the introduction of new communication
services in the mobile networks,” said Magnus Furustam, vice president,
head of Core and IMS,


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