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Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Trends

  • ID: 2775592
  • January 2014
  • 38 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The report analyzes and presents an overview of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) market worldwide. The concept of delivering voice over the LTE is based on converting voice signals into packet data, transferring it over the broadband network, and finally reconverting packet data back into voice signals. The revolutionary concept is attracting the attention of mobile operators, and is expected to become the standard in near future. Moreover, the commercialization of VoLTE would provide operators with a standardized and viable option for text and voice services, which account for more than 80% of service providers' revenues.

Supported with 1 market data table, the report provides a review of mechanisms for achieving Voice over LTE, new nodes in VoLTE architecture, Voice over LTE Interfaces, key prerequisites to enable VoLTE, benefits and challenges of VoLTE along with the strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide.

In addition, major companies operating in the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) arena worldwide including Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft Inc., D2 Technologies Inc., Ecrio, Genband, Imagination Technologies, LG Uplus Corporation, Mavenir Systems Inc., Nokia Siemens Networks BV, Pantech Co. Ltd., RADCOM Ltd., Reliance Industries Ltd., Renesas Mobile Corporation, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and others are profiled.

1. VOICE OVER LTE (VOLTE) - A TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
A Prelude
The Convergence of High Speed Data and Voice Communication
Technological Specifications of LTE
Key Elements of LTE Network
User Equipment
Packet Data Networks (PDNs)
Evolved Node B (eNodeB)
Serving Gateway (S-GW)
PDN Gateway (P-GW)
Mobility Management Entity (MME)
PCRF
Home Subscriber Server (HSS)
Voice over LTE - An Introduction
Comparison between Voice Services over 2G/3G Networks and LTE
Mechanisms for Achieving Voice over LTE
Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB)
Simultaneous Voice LTE (SV-LTE)
Voice over LTE via Generic Access (VoLGA)
Voice over LTE Utilizing IP Multimedia Subsystem
New Nodes in VoLTE Architecture
Voice over LTE Interfaces
Call Continuity for Extended Coverage of Voice Services
Key Prerequisites to Enable VoLTE
Benefits of VoLTE
HD Voice
Risk Minimization
Quality Services
New Revenue Streams
High Spectrum Efficiency
Expedited Evolution to LTE

2. MARKET TRENDS
Mobile Carriers Eye VoLTE Services for Delivering Superior
Voice Quality
Rapid Adoption of LTE Networks to Fuel VoLTE Demand
Table 1: No. of VoLTE Subscribers Worldwide (2012-2017) in Million
Joyn - A GSMA Initiative for Rich Communication Services
India - A Promising Market for VoLTE
Key Challenges in the Adoption of VoLTE

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
Acme Packet® to Collaborate with China Mobile Communications
Alcatel-Lucent Showcases Voice-over-IMS and RCS Technology to FirstNet
Ericsson Inks an Agreement with KDDI
Mavenir Systems and Radisys® Enter into Partnership for VoLTE Deployments
MetroPCS Inks Agreement with Ericsson
Nokia Siemens Networks and Polkomtel Ink Agreement for Voice Services on LTE
NVIDIA Selects VoLTE Software of D2 Technologies
Orange Communications and Nokia Siemens Networks Ink Agreement
Renesas Mobile, Ericsson and China Mobile Demonstrate VoLTE Call over LTE FDD and TD-LTE
Telecom Commission Approves Launch of Voice Services on 4G Networks
T-Mobile Czech Republic Selects Mavenir Systems for IMS Core and Application Servers
ZyXel Communications and Lantiq Announce VoLTE-Compliant ZyXel LTE5121 Gateway
BroadSoft Rolls Out www.MonetizeLTE.com
Coolpad Americas and Imagination Technologies Complete VoLTE IOT for Quattro Smartphones
coM.sat Selects TranSwitch’s Atlanta 2000™ LTE Gateway Reference Design
D2 Technologies Enters into Partnership with NVIDIA
Ecrio Collaborates with Morpho
Ericsson and Qualcomm Perform Successful Handover of Voice between LTE and WCDMA Network
Hi3G ACCESS AB Selects Mavenir Systems for CSFB Implementation
Infotel Licenses SPIRIT TeamSpirit™ Voice&Video Engines
Lantiq Collaborates with Ecrio and D2 Technologies
LG U+ to Test Cisco Mobile Internet Solutions for VoLTE Delivery
Reliance Infotel Broadband Seeks Approval for VoLTE Calls from Department of Telecommunications
Taqua Collaborates with Kineto Wireles
TranSwitch Announces Successful Testing of Atlanta 2000™ LTE Gateway Solution on Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Development Network
IMTC Completes Successful VoLTE Testing
Mavenir Takes Over Airwide Solutions
Verizon Wireless Announces Successful Testing of VoLTE Call
ZTE Announces Successful Testing of VoLTE Call
Genband Wins Bid to Takeover CVAS Assets of Nortel Network
GSMA Adopts One Voice Initiative for Voice over LTE
Lantiq Takes Over WLAN Assets of Metalink
NGMN Alliance Announces Operators’ Agreement to Support Roaming for VoLTE
Samsung Telecommunications America Collaborates with Cellular South

4. PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCHES
Broadcom to Unveil BCM21892 LTE-Advanced Modem
HP Enterprise Services Launches Solutions for Seamless Migration to LTE Networks
Imagination Technologies and ZTE Launch HelloSoft VoLTE Solution
Mavenir Systems Unveils Virtualized IMS Solutions for 4G Networks
Renesas Mobile Showcases MP5232 LTE Platform with Anritsu MD8475A Signaling Tester
Samsung Announces VoLTE-Compliant Galaxy S3 LTE Model
Spirent Communications Unveils Spirent Nomad HD Measurement System
The Aricent Group Offers VoLTE Solutions
TeleCommunication Systems Launches TCS VoLTE9-1-1 Solution
Verizon to Unveil Voice Over LTE Technology
Agilent Technologies and Brüel & Kjær Unveil Agilent PXT Wireless Communications Test Set
LG U+ Introduces VoLTE Services in South Korea
MetroPCS Communications Unveils Voice over LTE Service
MetroPCS Unveils Rich Communications Services
RADCOM Expands Omni-Q Solution
Samsung Unveils VoLTE-Compliant Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
SK Telecom Introduces HD Voice over LTE
Tele2 Announces Successful Testing of VoLTE in Sweden
TeleCommunication Systems Launches TCS VoLTE 911 Solution
ZTE Deploys eSRVCC Technology
BroadSoft Improves BroadWorks™ TAS to Comply with VoLTE IR.92 Specifications
Ericsson and China Mobile Unveil TD-LTE Solution
Mavenir Systems Introduces New Solutions to Enable VoLTE
Pantech and Ecrio Launch Pantech Breakout Smartphone in North America
VoLGA Forum Introduces New VoLTE Specifications

5. MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Alcatel-Lucent (France)
Alianza, Inc. (USA)
Aricent Group (USA)
AT&T, Inc. (USA)
Bharti Airtel Ltd. (India)
BroadSoft, Inc. (USA)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (USA)
D2 Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Deutschen Telekom AG (Germany)
Ecrio (USA)
Genband (USA)
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
Imagination Technologies (UK)
Iskratel d.o.o. (Slovenia)
Italtel (Italy)
IPneo Ltd. (Egypt)
Lantiq Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
LG Uplus Corporation (Korea)
MagicJack Vocaltec, Ltd. (USA)
Mavenir Systems, Inc. (USA)
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (USA)
NEC Corporation (Japan)
Nokia Siemens Networks BV (The Netherlands)
NTT DOCOMO (Japan)
OpenCloud Ltd. (UK)
Openet (Ireland)
Oracle Corporation (USA)
Pantech Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Qualcomm, Inc. (USA)
RADCOM Ltd. (Israel)
Radvision Ltd. an Avaya Company (USA)
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) (India)
Renesas Mobile Corporation (Japan)
Samsung Networks (USA)
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Skype Communications Sarl (Luxembourg)
SPIRIT DSP (Russia)
Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Taqua LLC (USA)
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Sweden)
Telefónica SA (Spain)
Telenor Group (Norway)
TranSwitch Corporation (USA)
T-Mobile USA, Inc. (USA)
Verizon Wireless (USA)
Vodafone Group PLC (UK)
Xceed Technologies (USA)
ZTE Corporation (China)
ZyXEL Communications Corporation (Taiwan)

6. APPENDIX

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