ST-Ericsson and Ericsson demonstrate the world's first dual mode high definition VoLTE
February 25, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wirelessplatformsand semiconductors, and Ericsson have successfully demonstrated the world'sfirstdual mode high definition VoLTE connection between LTE FDD and LTE TDD (TD-LTE)with China Mobile today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The demonstration was conducted at China Mobile's booth using ST-Ericsson'scommercial Thor LTE multimode modem, and connected to Ericsson'scommerciallyverified LTE FDD/TDD converged network and mature IMS platform.
Mats H Olsson, President of Ericsson North East Asia said, "Ericsson ishonoredto support China Mobile in setting up yet another milestone in thedevelopmentof TD-LTE. The technology readiness and commercial availability of thesystem,platform and terminals of TD-LTE that we demonstrated here is a strongtestimonial of the maturity of a converged end-to-end TD-LTE eco-system.Ericsson is determined to work continuously with China Mobile and operatorsaround the world to drive the globalization and commercialization of TD-LTE."
Mats Norin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of ST-Ericssonsaid, "ST-Ericsson is pleased to partner with China Mobile and Ericsson insuccessfully demonstrating this great innovative milestone at Mobile WorldCongress 2013. ST-Ericsson's Thor modem solutions and NovaThor ModApsolutionsare multimode platforms that are capable of supporting TD-LTE/LTEFDD/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/GSM. In addition, ST-Ericsson's modem and ModApplatforms are able toprovide complete voice solutions including VoLTE, CSFB and SRVCC. We hopetocontinue our cooperation with China Mobile to promote the development ofTD-LTE."
VoLTE uses IP packet-based network for voice call, it transmits voice intodatato carry out transmission, which enables a richer telephony experience andhighdefinition audio in combination with low power consumption.
According to GSA (Jan 2013), 61 mobile networks have launched HD voiceservicesin 45 countries. And there is a strong business case for Mobile HD Voice.Customers make more, or longer, call with HD Voice, and highly value theservice. HD Voice helps operators to clearly differentiate their offeringsandenable high quality services to voice dependent business like call centers,informationand emergency services..
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a completeportfolioof innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductorsolutionsacross the broad spectrum of mobile technologies.. ST-Ericsson wasestablishedas a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Ericsson(NASDAQ: ERIC) in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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