LG Uplus taps Syniverse to launch VoLTE roaming service

South Korea’s LG Uplus has tapped Syniverse to launch commercial VoLTE roaming service, featuring HD voice.

Syniverse’s IPX network allows LG Uplus subscribers to roam onto the KDDI network in Japan and will allow LG Uplus to expand coverage and services in additional markets.

Syniverse’s IPX interconnects the world’s networks to make LTE roaming possible. With nearly 800 LTE roaming routes, Syniverse’s IPX reaches more than 200 operators in 44 countries. This reach includes 104 direct connections that enable Syniverse to launch VoLTE trials and deployments.

Syniverse has recently enabled the world’s first transoceanic VoLTE roaming call and has direct LTE connections with 14 of the 16 operators that have launched VoLTE.

“Because LTE roaming is the prerequisite to launch VoLTE, Syniverse’s reach to nearly every operator that has launched LTE roaming enables us to achieve the critical reach and coverage our subscribers will demand,” said Hong Jun Choi, general manager of LG Uplus.

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