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Voice Over LTE Spec Completed by VoLGA Forum

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Sep 17, 2009, 9:18 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Sep 17, 2009, 10:22 AM

Today the VoLGA (Voice over LTE via Generic Acces) Forum released a completed set of technical specifications for Voice over Long Term Evolution. Having this specification is an important step, as it will allow mobile network operators to offer voice and SMS services on LTE networks. Heretofore, LTE only supported data services, which left operators seeking out a solution to provide voice services. Voice over LTE gives them that opportunity at little extra cost. The VoLGA Forum has 21 members, including network companies such as HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung, ZTE, and Deutsch Telekom, Alcatel-Lucent and Nortel. The 3GPP is working on a competing standard, called CSFB, or Circuit Switched Fallback. CSFB would allow devices to revert to GSM or UMTS for incoming and outgoing voice calls.

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Sep 17, 2009, 10:09 AM

Isn't voice over LTE kinda the same as. . .

Isn't voice over LTE kinda the same as VOIP? Really, isn't that what it is?
I would have said yes but with the way the go on about it it must be different. I bet the backbone is the same but the frontside is different. The digital highspeed conversion from wireless must have a new spec and thats why this is huge. We finally h...
well... as i have google voice on my phone and currently using Vo3G. This seems to mean little to me. But the interesting point is how will this affect carriers in the foreseeable future? This is where i see the line getting blurred as we have already...

Sep 17, 2009, 9:47 AM


so sounds like the Volga River in Russia Smile
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