has adopted the work of the One Voice Initiative to drive the global mobile industry towards a single solution for delivering voice and messaging services for Long-Term Evolution “LTE (News
The Voice over LTE “VoLTE” initiative is backed by more than 40 organizations that support the principle of a single, IMS-based voice solution for next-generation mobile broadband networks.
According to Alex Sinclair, chief technology and strategy officer at the GSMA (News
), the adoption of the work of the One Voice Initiative will advance the creation of a global, next-generation wireless ecosystem.
Sinclair added that VoLTE will generate economies of scale similar to those provided through the ubiquitous availability of GSM-based networks and devices.
The world’s first commercial LTE network was launched recently in Sweden by TeliaSonera. Verizon (News
) Wireless, NTT DoCoMo and China Telecom are expected to follow suit in 2010.
LTE is expected to experience substantial growth over the next three to five years with Infonetics Research (News
) predicting the number of global LTE connections to exceed 72 million by 2013.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi