Alcatel-Lucent helps China Mobile to launch VoLTE services
As a result of the deployment, China Mobile will be able to offer high-quality, high-definition VoLTE (voice over LTE) services for the first time in China, paving the way for future cloud-based services.
China Mobile will be able to leverage Rapport’s native APIs and WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) 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®.
In addition to enhancing the subscriber experience with all-IP services, VoLTE allows communications providers such as China Mobile to migrate 3G networks to LTE and re-use spectrum, to realize new cost and operational efficiencies.
In China Mobile’s first central bid for VoLTE, Alcatel-Lucent will deploy Rapport in nine provinces. This follows the signing of a comprehensive frame agreement in June 2015 for the delivery of ultra-broadband access, IP networking and NFV technologies.
Using the Rapport communications software China Mobile will provide its consumer and business customers with new video, voice and messaging services regardless of device or whether they are in a fixed or mobile environment.
An NFV-based (network functions virtualization) system, Rapport will enable China Mobile to benefit from efficiencies made available by NFV as their customers’ data demands change and more devices connect to the network.