Puerto Rico-based Open Mobile has selected Interop Technologies to provide it with a virtualised IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core. The vendor notes that the solution is built to 3GPP standards and is capable of supporting services such as voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), rich communication services (RCS), voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) and IP short-messaging gateway (IP-SM-GW). Neville Cruz, chief technology officer at Open Mobile noted that the IMS core will precede the cellco’s transition to a new all-IP network.
As previously reported by TeleGeography, in February this year, Open Mobile agreed a merger with Sprint’s operations in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Following the closing of the transaction, Sprint and Open Mobile will have a 68% and a 32% economic interest in the enlarged company, and a 55% and 45% voting interest, respectively. The deal is expected to close later this year.