China Mobile edges closer to launch of VoLTE service
China Mobile is to deploy Alcatel-Lucent’s Rapport communications software in order to support the launch of China’s first VoLTE service.
Rapport is designed to simplify and consolidate video, voice and messaging services onto a single platform.
China Mobile will leverage the NFV-based solution’s native APIs and WebRTC capabilities to create contextual applications and services, which are said to enable subscribers to personalise video, voice and messaging on any connected device.
The move will also see Alcatel-Lucent supply CSCF (Call Session Control Function), application servers and session border controllers, as well as conduct a trial of Rapport for an NFV-based VoLTE solution.
"Rapport was created to simplify communication networks for service providers such as China Mobile. The new platform allows them to seamlessly deliver superior revenue-generating VoLTE services together with video and messaging, allowing their subscribers to communicate in whichever way they prefer, wherever they are and using any fixed or mobile device," said Bhaskar Gorti, president of Alcatel-Lucent's IP platforms business.