AirSpeed Telecom has made significant investment in our core voice and IP network infrastructure in the past number of years; we’ve built this infrastructure to support the evolution of SIP, IMS, HD Voice and real-time services. I’m attending the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona in March and I’m looking forward to seeing the developments in the following areas in particular.
|Peter Hendrick, Technical Director, AirSpeed Telecom|
The Network 2020 Ecosystem: Delivering rich communications for hosted solutions, partner ecosystem, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Quality of Service (QoS), IP Interconnect and HD Voice.
IP and interconnectivity are two key goals to enabling the success of 4G and beyond. This requires real seamless interoperability of IP services between all types of operators, delivering secure, high quality data services. Essential factors of this includes, security, multilateral connectivity and H-Quality of Service.
SIP over LTE / VoLTE: Implementing interoperability requires a sophisticated network infrastructure. Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based session management, complemented with critical mobile network capabilities such as authentication, charging, roaming and interworking provided by IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), is capable of delivering the required service infrastructure.
SIP has become the preferred solution for managing session-based IP communications services and applications in both fixed and mobile environments. It has been chosen by the mobile industry (both 3GPPand 3GPP2) to support multimedia platforms such as IMS and is also an essential element of the Next Generation Network (NGN) activities being developed at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
HD Voice provides customers with high-quality, crystal clear, more natural voice calls on mobile and fixed terminal networks. Using wideband technology and further acoustical enhancements on phones, users experience greater clarity and intelligently reduced background noise. Since the introduction of HD Voice, operators and vendors have been able to more clearly differentiate their services by delivering enriched voice communication on all-IP or legacy networks. The improved voice experience can contribute to revenue by encouraging callers to speak for longer, and more often. Operators who do not offer HD Voice services risk losing their customers to those who do.
Find out more about the Mobile World Congress 2015 and some of the other topics and trends that will be discussed during the event.