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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Specs Deepen LTE Voice Dilemma

Source: Unstrung
A T-Mobile International AG -backed industry group has advanced its efforts to introduce an alternative way to deliver voice services over Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.

The Voice over LTE via Generic Access (VoLGA) Forum announced today it has published the second version of specifications for its circuit-switch-over-packet approach for voice services over LTE. That means the group is closer to its goal of creating a new set of specifications that will be ready for submission to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards body by the end of the year.

1 comment:

Ulf Nilsson said...

The solution has already been dismissed by 3GPP and will not be included in the 3GPP set of specifications.

This is the reason why VoLGA was formed, the aim of VoLGA is to produce an industry standard not to produce a set of specifications for submission to 3GPP. The chance of the latter to succeed in practice is virtually zero since all the other big LTE operators in the world are against VoLGA.

Also, VoLGA needs to finish all their work before T-Mobile announces their preferred vendors - because at that point VoLGA will disintegrate.