Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm Complete VoLTE Over Cat M1 Call

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Verizon says that it has carried a live voice call over its LTE Cat M1 Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) network. The VoLTE over Cat M1 call, which was made with the assistance of Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, is an important step in the evolution of...Learn More

Sonus Genband Merger Seeks Scale, Complementary Products, Values Combined Company at $745M

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A planned Sonus Genband merger, announced today, aims to “create a leader in next-generation communications networking, with increased scale and market reach across products, customers and geographies,” the companies said. Shareholders of each company will own approximately 50% of the combined entity. Sonus CEO Raymond...Learn More

AT&T Call Protect Offers Free Fraud Blocking

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Carriers may be motivated to shift mobile voice traffic to their LTE networks primarily to save costs, but as news today about a new AT&T capability called Call Protect illustrates, that move also can enable new capabilities for end users. AT&T Call Protect is a...Learn More

Using T-Mobile DIGITS on Competitor Phones Has Strings Attached

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The T-Mobile DIGITS phone number offering announced yesterday breaks a lot of new ground, but may not be quite as disruptive as it initially appears, as a Telecompetitor email exchange with a T-Mobile spokesperson revealed. Despite T-Mobile hype, using T-Mobile DIGITS on competitor phones comes...Learn More

4G LTE Service Now A Reality In Rural Coos County, NH

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Groveton, New Hampshire — December 2, 2016 — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced that the new 4G LTE network built and operated by Wireless Partners, LLC in Coos County, NH has launched broadband data and voice services as part of Verizon’s LTE in Rural America (LRA)...Learn More

FCC Mobility Fund Proposal Raises Important Questions

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The FCC plans to vote next month on a proposal for a Universal Service/ Connect America mobility fund that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler shared with other commission officials just last week. A fact sheet about the FCC mobility fund proposal released to the public  raises...Learn More

Report: VoLTE Subscribers to Total 310 Million Come Year-End

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The number of VoLTE subscribers is on the rise as carriers launch commercial VoLTE networks and services. A total 23 VoLTE networks were launched worldwide in 1H 2016 – more than in all of 2015 – bringing the estimated cumulative total to 63, according to...Learn More

Packet Data Core Investment Forecast to Hit $42 Billion by 2021

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Mobile networks making use of network functions virtualization (NFV) will garner more than half of the money invested in packet data core technology by 2021, according to a packet data core investment forecast from ABI Research. The industry will spend $42 billion on NFV by...Learn More

SI Wireless Launches WiFi Calling for Subscribers Using Cloud VoWiFi Solution from Interop Technologies

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FORT MYERS, FL—April 13, 2016—Interop Technologies, a specialist in virtualized IMS infrastructure and IP services technologies for telecommunication service providers, today announced that SI Wireless has launched WiFi Calling using the Interop Technologies CorePlusX℠ Voice-Over-WiFi (VoWiFi) solution. The operator has made VoWiFi service available to...Learn More

Report: IMS and VoIP Revenues Hit $5.5 Billion in 2015

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Worldwide IMS and VoIP revenues surged 31% year-over-year in 2015 to reach $5.5 billion, according to research firm IHS. A growing wave of VoLTE deployments fueled growth, according to IHS’ latest Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers Market Tracker. 2015 was the best...Learn More

Report: VoLTE Dropped Call Rates Can Be 4-5 Times Higher than for 2G/3G

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VoLTE dropped call rates can be 4-5 times the rate of 2G and 3G calls, casting a shadow over the cellular industry’s 4G wireless broadband standard, customer experience software provider Amdocs highlights in new market research research based on analysis of more than 25 million...Learn More

U.S. Cellular VoLTE Launch Aims to Boost Roaming Revenues

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U.S. Cellular VoLTE plans include a launch in one market this year, following trials in three markets, said U.S. Cellular CEO Kenneth R. Meyers late yesterday. Eventually the company expects to expand VoLTE more broadly, said Meyers in a question and answer session at the...Learn More

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