Mavenir Systems, a provider of software-based networking solutions, has revealed that its Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) application solution has been utilised by Vodafone Germany for the launch of the country’s first commercially available VoLTE service last month. ‘We are pleased to have partnered with Vodafone to successfully launch such a critical service,’ commented Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir Systems’ president and CEO, adding: ‘Mavenir’s VoLTE solution provides the foundation for the transformation to a low-cost, consolidated all-IP network that will enable service innovation, as well as converged consumer and enterprise features across mobile and fixed market segments.’ Mavenir’s virtualised VoLTE application solution consists of its IMS Telephony Application Server (TAS), Application Gateway (AGW) and Media Resource Function (MRF).
Eric Kuisch, Vodafone Germany’s CTO, stated: ‘Completing this milestone has been the result of a very intensive effort and close collaboration across all involved Vodafone teams and our network partners in this journey, including Mavenir. We are now able to offer our customers a VoLTE service with extremely fast connection time and high quality HD voice, and we plan to continue adding new features to enhance the service experience for customers on our network.’ As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Vodafone Germany claimed last month that it had become the first German operator to initiate the rollout of VoLTE, having demonstrated the first live VoLTE call on its network at the CeBIT 2015 technology fair in Hanover. The UK-owned operator says that the technology offers customers an ‘unprecedented voice service and telephony experience’, ensuring ‘crystal clear voice quality, super-fast call set-up and encrypted phone calls’ across its LTE network, which currently covers 70% of Germany.