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Russian Firms Find VoLTE Solves Infrastructure Challenge

  By Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor

Business needs infrastructure to function effectively, which is one reason why countries such as the city state of Singapore are such good business destinations. Business runs well there thanks to first-class infrastructure.

But not every part of the world has good infrastructure, and sometimes the issue is simple geography.

Take Russia, for instance. While it is relatively easy for Singapore to have good communications infrastructure, a country no larger than the greater New York metro area, it is substantially harder for a large country such as Russia to deliver on communications infrastructure. The relatively straightforward business of putting all the wires in place to support fast and seamless communication in such a large country is a sizable challenge.

Which is why voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is doing so well in the country. With VoLTE, telecoms can deliver better voice connectivity without all the wires. In a country as large as Russia, that can be a huge savings.

One Russian provider taking advantage of the technology is Vimpelcom (News - Alert). Earlier this week the company announced the successful testing of VoLTE in its domestic market.

According to the company, the benefits of VoLTE in Russia are faster call connection times and a much higher voice quality.

During the tests, calls were tested between subscribers in the network and LTE (News - Alert) calls between subscribers in different LTE networks, 2G/3G, and also forwarded to subscribers located in the coverage area networks of any of these generations.

The company also said that not only does VoLTE deliver better quality more cheaply and efficiently, it also paves the way for rich communication services to subscribers that previously would not have had them due to infrastructure challenges. This paves the way for the future for the company.

 “To be a loved operator, you need to get ahead of time and to anticipate customer needs,” noted executive vice president of development of infrastructure for VimpelCom, Andrei Syrup.

“We have successfully tested an innovative technology VoLTE, which grows with the number of devices on the market that support this feature on will allow our customers to use voice services LTE at a qualitatively new level and open access to multimedia services of new generation,” he added.

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Edited by Alisen Downey

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