Ericsson adds VoLTE to Taiwan lab

Ericsson’s Taiwan lab will be first in the Asia-Pacific region to provide complete VoLTE and RCS verification commercially.

The company has announced that it is adding Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Service (RCS) verification services to the scope of operations at its Experience Lab in Taiwan, previously known as the Interoperability Test (IOT) Center.

The lab will support operators, device/chipset makers, application developers and others in bringing more advanced communications experiences to consumers by accelerating the R&D, testing and verification, and commercialization of mobile broadband applications and products.

Jan Signell, head of Region North East Asia and a member of Ericsson’s Global Leadership Team said, “By September this year, 213 commercial LTE networks had been launched in 81 countries, which is a significant indicator that VoLTE and LTE video applications have substantial potential for growth. These new testing capabilities will accelerate the development of LTE devices and services, contributing to enhanced global communications and further realizing Ericsson’s vision of the Networked Society.”

As an increasing number of LTE networks are deployed around the world, telecom operators are evolving their commercial strategy by exploring new and innovative services.

By migrating voice services from traditional networks to VoLTE, operators are seeking to provide higher-quality voice services and enhanced user experiences, thereby boosting customer loyalty. In 2012, Ericsson supported operators in South Korea and the USA in launching the world’s first commercial VoLTE services.

The combination of VoLTE and RCS results in a richer user experience for consumers. For example, RCS allows for simultaneous actions, such as sharing pictures, videos and files alongside HD voice calls, resulting in a seamless multimedia experience.

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