China Mobile to deploy Alcatel-Lucent software to simplify video

China Mobile VoLTE

Alcatel-Lucent announced that China Mobile will deploy its Rapport communications software to simplify and consolidate video, voice and messaging services onto a single platform.

The deployment will assist China Mobile to offer HD VoLTE services for the first time in China, paving the way for future cloud-based services.

China Mobile will utilize Rapport’s APIs and WebRTC capabilities to create new contextual applications and services, enabling subscribers to personalize how they connect with others using video, voice and messaging on any connected device.

The deployment will also set the stage for China Mobile to offer new services through the use of voice over Wi-Fi.

VoLTE allows telecoms such as China Mobile to migrate 3G networks to LTE and re-use spectrum, to realize new cost and operational efficiencies.

China Mobile will deploy Rapport in nine provinces, including some of the most densely populated provinces in China such as the coastal provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, as well as the cities of Shanghai and Chongqing.

Bhaskar Gorti, president of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Platforms business, said: “The new platform allows China Mobile to seamlessly deliver superior revenue-generating VoLTE services together with video and messaging, allowing their subscribers to communicate in whichever way they prefer, wherever they are and using any fixed or mobile device.”

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