Taqua Extends VoWiFi to UMTS
AMSTERDAM -- Taqua, LLC, a leading supplier of mobile and fixed core networking IP convergence systems and applications, announced today at the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam the general availability of its Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) Virtual Mobile Core for UMTS-based networks.
Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core VoWiFi solution enables carriers to offer voice and messaging services over WiFi networks, while keeping the user experience exactly the same whether the calls and messages go over WiFi or cellular. Depending upon signal strength, the phone selects the WiFi or cellular network to conduct incoming and outgoing calls and messages. This allows carriers to utilize any existing WiFi access point, reduce cellular spectrum load, and expand and enhance network coverage. Leveraging the success of Taqua’s CDMA solution set that was launched by Sprint in February, Taqua has completed development of its new UMTS VoWiFi platform and has begun trialing the new UMTS solution with wireless and broadband operators.