& cplSiteName &

HKT, Huawei Bring VoLTE to Hong Kong

Light Reading
News Wire Feed
Light Reading

HONG KONG -- HKT and Huawei today launch Hong Kong’s first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, which is available via the market-leading Samsung Note 3 LTE smartphone.

HKT is the first operator in Hong Kong to offer its 4G customers a VoLTE service while Huawei is the first solution provider to support a commercially available VoLTE service based on the latest 3GPP R10 standard in the world. It is also the first time for Samsung to launch VoLTE enabled smartphones outside South Korea. HKT, Huawei and Samsung are shaping the future of mobile communications through their continuous technology innovation and investment.

The launch marks the world’s first commercial launch of the latest standard VoLTE technology (3GPP standard Release 10-based which enables a totally seamless handover of voice calls from 4G to 3G coverage), reflecting the growth and maturity of the VoLTE ecosystem in the marketplace. It also marks an important collaboration between HKT, Huawei and Samsung.

HKT incorporates Huawei’s state-of-the-art VoLTE solutions. Highlights of the new VoLTE service are:

  • Enables higher quality video and clearer sound, with significantly reduced background noise
  • Enables faster voice call set-up (around 1 second for VoLTE calls to VoLTE calls)
  • Enhances video call quality to 640 pixel x 480 pixel or above
  • Enables instant switching between voice and video calls

    Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

    (0)  | 
    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
  • Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
    Featured Video
    From The Founder
    Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
    Flash Poll
    Upcoming Live Events
    March 20-22, 2018, Denver Marriott Tech Center
    March 22, 2018, Denver, Colorado | Denver Marriott Tech Center
    March 28, 2018, Kansas City Convention Center
    April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
    April 9, 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center
    May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
    May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
    September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
    October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
    October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
    November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
    November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
    November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
    December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
    All Upcoming Live Events
    Hot Topics
    Trump Blocks Broadcom's Qualcomm Acquisition
    Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/12/2018
    Dell CTO: Public Cloud Is 'Way More Expensive Than Buying From Us'
    Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 3/19/2018
    Is Business Voice Rapidly Fading?
    Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
    Eurobites: BT Hires Sherman as Strategy Tank
    Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/14/2018
    Animals with Phones
    Live Digital Audio

    A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

    Like Us on Facebook
    Twitter Feed