The move to Voice over LTE (News - Alert) (VoLTE) will provide customers with a more effective and cheaper communications solutions than the technology currently being used by mobile service providers. As with any new technology, the right deployment is essential in order to ensure it can deliver on its promise. Ixia (News - Alert), provider of connected technologies and services, has published new book, "Validating VoLTE: A Definitive Guide to Successful Deployments," addressing many of the challenges companies will face with the deployment of VoLTE and offering solutions to provide better service with a step-by-step process.
The deployment of VoLTE is going to be one of the most complex technologies mobile operators have deployed so far. The book gives insights to operators and equipment manufacturers into many of the difficulties they could face. By addressing the issues outlined in the book, operators will be able to deploy this technology with minimal delays, while at the same time ensuring the quality and profitability of VoLTE service.
The book highlights the need for customers to meet the following challenges to ensure they capture and retain customers in this new market:
- Multiple vendors' equipment, systems, and applications in the LTE network infrastructure
- Expectations of consumer for a high-quality experience, from any device
- Delivering high voice and video quality with subscriber mobility and network congestion
- Maintaining performance at the cell edge
- Having confidence that network upgrades do not negatively impact service
VoLTE will provide video, voice, messaging, and additional real-time traffic. As mobile devices continue to integrate with corporate networks via BYOD initiatives, the dependence on wireless services becomes that much greater. The pressure to get deployments right the first time is great, because any mistakes can result in the loss of tens of thousands of customers switching their service.
"Even with the fast rise of Web and data services in mobile networks, voice and SMS services still generate around 70 percent of total operator revenues globally. With these revenues at stake, LTE operators must have a path to provide high-quality, toll-grade voice services natively on LTE networks. With a deep understanding of what is at stake, we created 'Validating VoLTE' to help guide our customers through the process of building, testing and delivering a stable VoLTE network," said Joseph Zeto, Director of Product Marketing, Ixia.
Edited by Blaise McNamee