Middle East's first Voice over LTE call in commercial network
Published on: 6th Oct 2014
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UAE based mobile network operator, Du has achieved Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality in its live network recently, following the deployment of Nokia's VoLTE solution and Professional Services.
Nokia designed, tested and integrated VoLTE into du's multi-vendor LTE network and achieved the implementation in just 80 days, marking this as the world's fastest implementation.
Recent tests in Nokia Networks Smart Labs show that VoLTE clients are network friendlier than other clients as overall data volume consumed over a period of time show significantly lower consumption for VoLTE, thanks to its more efficient behavior during stand-by mode. VoLTE clients also consume less smartphone battery compared to other clients and put less signalling load on networks.
For this project, Nokia's VoLTE solution consisting of its Liquid Core based IMS was supplied while its Professional Services carried out the network planning and optimization, smooth system integration, and network implementation in the complex multi-vendor environment. In addition, Nokia Networks provided LTE radio access to du's commercial network.