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Euronews: NSN Tests Cloud-based VoLTE

Ray Le Maistre
7/30/2013

Nokia Siemens Networks, BT Group plc and Alcatel-Lucent are the big hitters leading the regional news charge this Tuesday.

  • Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) says it has undertaken VoLTE (voice over LTE) tests using virtualized, cloud-based capabilities that included "feature parity with customers’ current 2G/3G circuit-switched voice services, Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) functionality and the reuse of existing billing, lawful interception and intelligent network interfaces." NSN says it used "an industry-standard virtualization and cloud management infrastructure as well as commercial off-the-shelf IT server hardware" for the tests, which were supported by its OSS systems and a cloud application management system. NSN has pinned its flag firmly to the cloud mast in recent months. (See NSN Gets Its Cloud On.)

  • BT is to split its Retail division into two separate businesses, BT Consumer and BT Business, from Sept. 1. The move, says the U.K. incumbent, will enable it to "better serve its customers and focus even more on delivering its strategic priorities." BT's consumer activities will be much in focus in the coming months as the operator launches its sports TV channels.

  • It's been a big day for AlcaLu, which has announced a significant second quarter net loss and a small cell development partnership with wireless chip giant Qualcomm Inc. (See Charges Slam AlcaLu's Q2 and AlcaLu's Small Cell Menu: Stake and Chips.)

    — Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

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    Ray Le Maistre
    Ray Le Maistre
    7/30/2013 | 3:28:38 PM
    re: Euronews: NSN Tests Cloud-based VoLTE
    Having been quite restrained around the topics of SDN and NFV in the past 12-18 months, NSN is now throwing itself into the network and applications virtualization pit.... cloud-based VoLTE management seems like a good option to talk about, though.
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