Thursday, November 16, 2006

Huawei and E28 Launches World’s First Commercial IMS VCC solution

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei") a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced the launch of the world’s first commercial IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) VCC (Voice Call Continuity) solution in partnership with E28, a world leading mobile multi-mode smart device solution provider, enabling operators to reap the benefits of Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC).
Huawei’s IMS-based VCC solution allows end-users to switch between different network types, and will accelerate the industry’s evolution towards FMC. The solution is 3GPP compliant and supports a voice connection continuity feature for seamless bidirectional handover between the IMS and Circuit Switched (CS) domains. As a consequence, dual-mode end-users can roam between WiFi/WiMAX hot spots and cellular GSM/CDMA/UMTS networks maintaining perfect quality calls.
”IMS is a fundamental infrastructure for next generation fixed and mobile convergent networks. VCC is one of the key enablers to make FMC a reality.” stated Mr. Zha Jun,Director of Huawei’s IMS product line. “We continually look to develop partnerships with leading vendors throughout the world in order to try and build Huawei’s competitive IMS eco-system.”