Indian service provider Bharti Airtel has selected Ericsson to expand its VoLTE (voice over LTE) services in India.
This agreement will result in the deployment of the Ericsson Cloud VoLTE solution, an industrialized solution to deliver VoLTE services onto a customer data center. The solution enables high-definition voice (HD voice) and provides modern communication services experiences across many types of devices, over LTE, Wi-Fi, and future 5G access.
Airtel has already deployed a pan-India 4G network and rolled out VoLTE to offer HD quality calling over 4G smartphones and smart watches.
India is expected to have more than 780 million VoLTE subscriptions by 2023. VoLTE technology will also be the foundation for enabling 5G voice calls on different types of 5G devices.
Ericsson Cloud VoLTE is an industrialized solution to deliver VoLTE services onto a customer datacenter cloud. The solution includes a complete virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and supporting nodes to add VoLTE service to an existing LTE data network and serves as a foundation to evolve and expand voice and other communication services.
It includes pre-integrated and validated design, a trained central delivery team, and delivery assets to ensure a fast, accurate and optimized solution delivery.