Move voice calls between LTE and Wi-Fi, seamlessly with Evolved Packet Data Gateway
RICHARDSON, Texas. - Monday, June 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) Mavenir Systems (NYSE: MVNR), a leading provider of software-based network solutions for mobile services, today announced the availability of its Evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG). For subscribers using Wi-Fi, the ePDG provides a secure connection to the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network and enables seamless mobility between LTE and Wi-Fi.
Mavenir’s ePDG allows subscribers to maintain constant access to high-speed data and voice services whether they are in LTE coverage areas or using Wi-Fi at public hotspots, at the office or in the home. As subscribers arrive in the office, for example, the ePDG ensures that data sessions remain active and voice calls stay up while the device switches from LTE to Wi-Fi access.
The ePDG is an integral part of Mavenir’s IMS converged voice solution that is used by mobile operators for both Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) and Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Mavenir’s approach enables operators to leverage their investments in VoLTE, and extend service reach as well as improve indoor coverage by launching VoWi-Fi. Momentum for IMS-based VoWi-Fi is picking up, as indicated recently by UK mobile operators Three UK and Everything Everywhere (EE), who plan to launch service in 2014.
“Globally, operators are trying to manage mobile subscribers’ demand for ubiquitous service access while dealing with tremendous surge in mobile data usage,” said Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir’s President and CEO. “We believe ePDG and converged access to IMS are logical extensions of VoWi-Fi, as mobility is becoming a key differentiator for operators.”
Apple’s recent announcement that iOS 8 will support Wi-Fi Calling, significantly increases the number of devices compatible with mobile operators’ VoWi-Fi service and accelerating adoption. A number of carriers have indicated support for Apple's iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling solution when the operating system launches. An advantage VoWi-Fi calling service has over OTT voice apps such as Skype, is that the service is seamless, works with the existing dialer and uses the existing phone number.
As a market leader in VoWi-Fi and VoLTE, Mavenir provides a comprehensive converged voice solution that consists of the Telephony Application Server (TAS), Call Session Control Function (CSCF), and a uniquely architected ePDG that is optionally integrated with Mavenir’s Packet Gateway (PGW) and Session Border Controller (SBC). The entire solution is based on the fully virtualized, highly scalable, mOne® software platform that can be deployed on cloud-based infrastructure and enables low cost of ownership.
Mavenir Systems (NYSE: MVNR) provides software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products that include IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Session Border Controller (SBC). Mavenir’s solutions, based on the award-winning mOne® software platform, leverage NFV and SDN technologies for deployments on cloud-based infrastructure.
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