May 26, 2016
Syniverse and LG Uplus Win GTB Innovation Award for World’s First VoLTE Roaming Launch
TAMPA, Fla. – May 26, 2016 – Syniverse and South Korea’s LG Uplus have been recognized with a Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Award for launching the world’s first VoLTE roaming service. Awarded in the category for mobile infrastructure, the launch was recognized for its significance in setting the foundation for VoLTE to proliferate globally.
The GTB Innovation Awards recognize the most innovative projects in the telecommunication industry in five categories: mobile infrastructure, fixed infrastructure, wholesale service, business service and consumer service.
“We’re honored to be recognized as an industry innovator for the ninth consecutive year by GTB, and look forward to continuing our LTE leadership with our IPX Network Solutions that make possible the global growth of LTE, VoLTE and advanced IMS-supported technologies,” said Mary Clark, Chief Marketing Officer, Syniverse. “With more than 2,300 LTE routes and LTE reach to more than 325 operators, the Syniverse IPX network is perfectly positioned to pave the path for the next generation of IP-based technologies as we stay on the forefront of innovation.”
Enabling VoLTE becomes increasingly complex when subscribers use services outside of their home networks and need their devices to function across disparate technologies. Syniverse set out to help solve this challenge by testing with operators around the world over its IPX network, and soon enabled the world’s first VoLTE roaming call. The company is now offering several VoLTE roaming and interworking solutions to help operators deploy IP-based services globally through several implementation models, including S8 home routing and local breakout.
LG Uplus launched the world’s first commercial VoLTE roaming service using the Syniverse IPX to enable subscribers in South Korea to use high-definition services on the KDDI network in Japan. The launch enabled LG Uplus to extend its capabilities beyond its domestic network by using Syniverse’s S8 home-routing roaming platform to rapidly deploy VoLTE by utilizing existing LTE data roaming connections, without having to invest in additional infrastructure.
“Being part of the world’s first VoLTE roaming launch gives us a head start in being able to leverage our VoLTE infrastructure to build out new services and solutions in the future - like video, RCS-based services, wearables, 5G and more,” said Dave Hongjun Choi, Head of Roaming, LG Uplus. “By working closely with Syniverse and leveraging its IPX network, we’re able to easily expand into additional markets, and have recently launched VoLTE roaming capabilities from LG Uplus to Hong Kong operator SmarTone.”
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