[PLANO, Texas -June 23, 2011] Huawei, a leading telecom solutions provider, along with member companies of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC), participated in successful VoLTE interoperability testing at the IMTC SuperOp! 2011 held in Kona, Hawaii, from May 16-20, 2011.
"This year's event was a significant milestone in demonstrating for the first time ever, a successful VoLTE interoperability testing on a common User Network Interface (UNI) in a live LTE infrastructure using the IMTC specification. A fully interoperable and high quality voice service is fundamental to operators globally, and Huawei is honored to be a part of the effort in realization of that goal by proving our end-to-end VoLTE solution," said Rouzbeh Farhoumand, Senior Director of Huawei and an IMTC Board of Directors Member.
This was the first time ever that multi-vendor VoLTE was tested over a live LTE network in accordance with the IMTC Test Specification – IMS Profile Voice and SMS, based on the GSMA PRD IR.92. As a Platinum Equipment Sponsor of the IMTC SuperOp! 2011, Huawei provided its SingleRAN, SingleEPC, SingleCORE and SingleSDB to support the interoperability testing between the participating companies Ericsson, Intel Mobile, RADVISION, Samsung and ST-Ericsson who provided the terminals.
IMTC is now considering to jointly participate in another event organized by MSF and GSMA to further showcase the interoperability of VoLTE to pave the road towards industry commercialization.
"We are truly appreciative of Huawei's commitment to this event and for providing their industry-leading solutions for the testing," said Anatoli Levine, President of IMTC and Senior Director of Product Management for RADVISION. "IMTC greatly appreciates the hard work by all IMTC IMS Activity Group member companies to help the GSMA move its VoLTE initiative forward."
About the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC)
The IMTC is an industry-leading, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate the development and use of interoperable, real-time, multimedia telecommunication products and services based on open international standards. The IMTC hosts interoperability testing events and demonstrations throughout the world. IMTC has hosted numerous events to test IMS, VoLTE, SIP, H.323, 3G-324M, TIP, 3G PS Streaming, and other Voice over IP products and services with each other. The IMTC Board of Directors includes representatives from AT&T, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, LifeSize Communications, Nokia, Polycom, RADVISION and Vidyo. The San Ramon, California-based consortium comprises approximately 40 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including vendors of audio, document, and video conferencing hardware and software; academic institutions; government agencies; and non-profit organizations. "The IMTC is making Rich Media happen Anywhere, Anytime." SuperOp!, organized and conducted by the IMTC, is a significant annual event for the telecommunications, video conferencing and telepresence industries. It brings together engineers from leading companies developing unified communications, video communications products and services worldwide. Earlier last year, IMTC was selected by the GSMA's VoLTE initiative to develop a test specification and conduct interoperability testing events for VoLTE, previously known as the One Voice profile. Further information on IMTC can be found at http://www.imtc.org.