Alcatel-Lucent ships 88 mn VoLTE licenses

Alcatel-Lucent has globally shipped more than 88 million Voice over LTE (VoLTE) licenses around the world as service providers meet demands for ultra-broadband access to converged voice, video, data and new applications.

The company has globally shipped more than 125 million Voice over IP subscriber licenses around the world as service providers meet demands for ultra-broadband access.
With the deployment of VoLTE, operators will also be able to reduce operational costs by moving to an all IP network, free up precious spectrum to meet increasing demand for mobile broadband, and combine HD voice, video conferencing and data with the lightning speed of 4G LTE networks.

Focusing on VoLTE deployment aligns with Alcatel-Lucent’s industrial repositioning under The Shift Plan, transforming the company into a specialist in IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access to support service provider, web-scale and enterprise networks.

Diane Myers, principal analyst VoIP, UC and IMS, Infonetics Research said, “It requires operators to build networks that can meet all of the requirements of faster, nimbler, and innovative without compromising network performance and availability. Alcatel-Lucent’s milestone is evidence of its knowhow in building IMS, VoIP, LTE and VoLTE networks.”

Andrew McDonald, president, IP Platforms, Alcatel-Lucent said, “Alcatel-Lucent provides an end-to-end VoLTE solution that includes IMS, Evolved Packet Core and RAN. This is important because VoLTE resets the bar for today’s new mobile voice by leveraging tight integration across the device and network. NAR operators will lead the deployment of VoLTE, but it is essential to mobile innovation around the globe.”

Alcatel-Lucent’s IMS communications provide New Conversation Experience APIs and APIs for real time communications across the web (WebRTC) to move multimedia communications from a standalone service to one embedded into any device, web page and applications.

This allows operators to earn more by expanding their brand to reach new markets that are increasingly using mobile broadband and IP communications to drive service innovation such as heathcare, education, financial services, fleet management, etc.

Over 100 global service providers use Alcatel-Lucent’s IMS solution, which is the communications core for next generation IP networks, including 4G LTE and VoLTE. Alcatel-Lucent has more than 40 4G LTE customers, including a number in the process of deploying VoLTE.

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