Tuesday, July 7, 2009

LTE needs VoLGA

LTE (Long Term Evolution) is a data only technology but it seems that we can not live without voice or SMS services. VoLGA forum claims that VoLGA specifications fill this gap. A number of telecom companies (including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei) are showing interest in VoLGA and are part of VoLGA forum.

According VoLGA stage 1 specification, The aim of VoLGA is to make traditional GSM/UMTS circuit switched (CS) services available to UEs accessing the EPS network via E-UTRAN.

The lack of native SMS over LTE support is a show-stopper for LTE dongle service. Mobile operators rely on SMS for back office customer care, provisioning and management of HSPA-dongle services. Clearly those systems need to be available to an LTE-based terminal service at launch.

read more at LteWorld

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