RICHARDSON, Texas - Friday, September 26th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mavenir Systems® (NYSE:MVNR), a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, announced today that its 4G LTE software solutions enable mobile operators to disrupt OTT applications by leveraging Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and launch innovative new services such as HD Voice, Wi-Fi Calling and Video Calling, that are natively supported on the latest generation of 4G LTE devices.
“Multiple smartphone vendors, such as Samsung and Apple, are introducing new devices that natively support the advanced services enabled by our technology,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mavenir Systems. “This is a key milestone in a maturing 4G LTE device ecosystem that will embolden mobile operators to compete with and disrupt popular OTT service providers.”
A second disruptive element is the introduction of seamless mobility as a new feature on the latest devices, such as Apple’s iPhone 6, that ensures services aren’t interrupted as users move between LTE coverage areas and Wi-Fi hotspots. For example, seamless mobility ensures that voice calls established using Wi-Fi access while at home, in the office or at a coffee shop will seamlessly handover to the LTE network, or vice versa, and remain active.
Mavenir™ supports this new feature with its recently announced evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG), as well as its deep expertise in mobility, having previously provided alternative solutions to our customers based on Universal Mobile Access (UMA) and Voice Call Continuity (VCC) technologies.
A third disruptive element is the introduction of new services across a multi-device ecosystem of smartphones, tablets and PCs, as leading operators look for ways to further monetize their investments in VoLTE. Mobile operator business models will leverage VoLTE as an IP Cloud to enable any service to work on any device from any access network, which is an experience that until now has only been possible using OTT services such as Skype. Mavenir’s OTT client is now available for both Android™ and iOS platforms and provides capability for Voice, Video and RCS applications.
“As long as a subscriber has access to the public Internet, rich IP services can be accessed from anywhere in the world, removing boundaries historically imposed by technology, device and geography,” added Kohli.
Apple’s recent announcements that VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling will be supported on the iPhone 6 and in iOS 8 is an indication that momentum for VoLTE is building. Major operators in key markets, such as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile in the United States, have already launched VoLTE. There is an opportunity for an innovative operator to leapfrog other operators in the market and differentiate themselves.
Mavenir’s suite of IP core networking solutions are based on a portfolio of over 30 software products that are fully virtualized and can be deployed on cloud-based infrastructure and within an NFV framework. Leading mobile operators such as T-Mobile USA have deployed Mavenir's converged IMS-based solution to successfully launch VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling services with the scale and reliability needed to become mass market mobile services.
Mavenir Systems (NYSE: MVNR) provides software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products that include IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Session Border Controller (SBC). Mavenir's solutions, based on the award-winning mOne® software platform, leverage NFV and SDN technologies for deployments on cloud-based infrastructure.
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