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    Mavenir behind first commercial VoLTE service in Europe


    Mavenir has revealed that it supplied the technology that enabled the first commercial rollout of VoLTE in Europe with Vodafone Germany.

    The US-based vendor supplied the IMS telephony application server, application gateway and media resource function that enabled Vodafone to deploy its HD calling service across Germany last month.

    Mavenir revealed it carried out the integration of LTE capability into Vodafone’s traditional 3G network using single radio voice call continuity, which provides users with uninterrupted calls when moving between different radio networks.

    Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir, said: “We are pleased to have partnered with Vodafone to successfully launch such a critical service. 

    “Mavenir’s VoLTE solution provides the foundation for the transformation to a low-cost, consolidated all-IP network that will enable service innovation, as well as converged consumer and enterprise features across mobile and fixed market segments.”

    Last year, Mavenir launched its evolved packet core data gateway, which provides the ability for mobile users to connect and securely move between LTE and Wi-Fi networks.

    The company more recently revealed it was moving into the small cells space and expanding its footprint to Asia.

    Eric Kuisch, CTO Vodafone Germany, said: “Completing this milestone has been the result of a very intensive effort and close collaboration across all involved Vodafone teams and our network partners in this journey, including Mavenir.

    “We are now able to offer our customers a VoLTE service with extremely fast connection time and high quality HD voice.”

    Vodafone UK is set to launch both voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling services over the summer, close on the heels on EE’s VoWi-Fi launch earlier this week.

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