Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company, Ericsson has been selected by Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s leading telecommunications services provider, to expand its voice over LTE (VoLTE ) services in India.
The announcement was made by India Head of Network Solutions, Market Area South-East Asia, Oceania and India, for Ericsson, Nitin Bansal during their flagship event ‘ Barcelona Unboxed’ in Gurgaon on Wednesday.
This agreement will result in deployment of the Ericsson Cloud VoLTE solution, an industrialized solution to deliver VoLTE services onto a customer data center. The solution enables high-definition voice (HD voice) and provides modern communication services experiences across many types of devices, over LTE, Wi-Fi, and future 5G access.
According to Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel: “This partnership with Ericsson will allow us to rapidly increase VoLTE capacity to serve our growing traffic, and make our network prepared to easily introduce new communication services today and in 5G."
According to the Ericsson Mobility Report of June 2018, India is expected to have more than 780 million
VoLTE subscriptions by 2023. VoLTE technology will also be the foundation for enabling 5G voice calls on different types of 5G devices.
Ericsson Cloud VoLTE is an industrialized solution to deliver VoLTE services onto a customer data center cloud. The solution includes a complete virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and supporting nodes to add VoLTE service to an existing LTE data network, and serves as a foundation to evolve and expand voice and other communication services.
It includes pre-integrated and validated design, a trained central delivery team, and delivery assets to ensure a fast, accurate, and optimized solution delivery.