Tier 1 North American Operator selects Anite’s Nemo handheld and drivetest solutions for LTE and VoLTE testing

Oulu, Finland –16th December, 2014 – Anite, a global leader in wireless network testing technology, today announced that it has closed a deal with a North American tier 1 operator for LTE and VoLTE testing.

Voice call performance measurements in 2G, 3G and VoLTE in LTE networks

The whitepaper compares wireless Voice calls in LTE networks using Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) and  Voice over LTE (VoLTE) – based on actual measurements. Further, the whitepaper compares CSFB and VoLTE to legacy technologies such as 2G and 3G. CSFB provides a mechanism to transfer an initiated voice call to legacy circuit-switched networks.

Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy LTE Mobile Broadband for AINMT in Scandinavia

Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy 4G LTE and IP networking solutions throughout Scandinavia for AINMT Holdings AB. The company will initially roll-out a complete mobile broadband access network for ice.net in Norway, Net 1 in Sweden and Denmark.

Anite launches Nemo Invex II providing greater benchmarking capacity for LTE, LTE-A, Cat 6 and VoLTE smartphones

Oulu, Finland – 10 November, 2014 – Anite, a global leader in wireless network testing technology, today announces the launch of Nemo Invex II, its latest state-of-the-art benchmarking solution for operators, wireless infrastructure vendors, certification laboratories and regulatory bodies.

iPhone 6 Boosts VoLTE Calls on U.S. Networks

4G LTE

Voice calling over 3G on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices has dropped sharply across mobile networks in the U.S. and is one-fifth of that on previous iPhone models, as users adopt Voice-over LTE (VoLTE) services, reports Newfield Wireless, a Tektronix Communications company and provider of next-generation Radio Access Network (RAN) geoanalytics.

Verizon and AT&T Plan VoLTE Interoperability by 2015

4G

Verizon and AT&T plan to enable VoLTE- to-VoLTE connections between Verizon Wireless and AT&T customers in 2015. Verizon introduced its Advanced Calling 1.0 services across the United States in September.  AT&T introduced VoLTE services in its initial markets earlier this year, and continues to expand to more markets across the United States.

Telefónica Germany Picks Ericsson for Voice over LTE

Ericsson MINI-LINK

Telefónica Germany has selected Ericsson as main supplier to upgrade their network to support VoLTE. VoLTE has been deployed in all areas where Telefónica has LTE coverage in Germany. The commercial launch will take place once Telefónica has secured the full VoLTE device eco-system for mass-market launch.

Evolved HD voice for LTE – a new mobile voice experience

As telecom networks are migrated to all-IP, voice service quality can be further enhanced. A new evolved HD voice solution has just been standardized by 3GPP as the next-generation, telecom-grade voice codec for conversational IMS-based voice services like voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Swisscom Testing 450 Mbps LTE Speed, Expects Launch by 2015 End

Swisscom 4G

After having introduced 4G/LTE at the end of 2012 and LTE advanced in mid-2014, Swisscom is now testing 4G/LTE bandwidths of up to 450 Mbps. Operator expects to launch higher speeds from the end of 2015. It will also be possible to make phone calls via 4G/LTE from summer next year, too.

Nokia Networks Implements VoLTE Solution in du's Commercial Network

Nokia

Nokia Networks has announced that company designed, tested and integrated VoLTE call in to du’s multi-vendor LTE network in 80 days.  The telecommunications service provider du successfully achieved Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality in its live network recently using Nokia’s VoLTE solution and Professional Services.

GSA: 1800MHz Band Fuels LTE Growth

GSA Report Sep 2014

GSA has announced that globally 331 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 112 countries. 65 LTE networks have launched so far in 2014. In addition, 116 mobile operators have launched HD voice service representing over 30% YoY growth.

Verizon Wireless Begins Offering LTE HD Voice and Video Calling

Verizon VoLTE

US carrier Verizon Wireless has started offering HD Voice and Video Calling across its nationwide network on select smartphones. Operator has launched service as Advanced Calling 1.0.

North Americas Largest Carriers Gather to Drive LTE Forward

LTE North America will bring together the region’s top operators at this integral networking event

Apple Unveils VoLTE Capable iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple today announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. With faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support high-quality voice calls over LTE (VoLTE) as well as Wi-Fi calling.

Ericsson Launches Indoor Picocell to Deliver 300 Mbps with Carrier Aggregation

Ericsson's Indoor Picocell RBS 6402

Ericsson has announced launch of the RBS 6402, the indoor picocell to deliver 300 Mbps LTE speeds with carrier aggregation. It is a multi-carrier, concurrent multi-standard (LTE, WCDMA and Wi-Fi), and mixed-mode small cell to support 10 different bands