Huawei has partnered with China Mobile to enable its VoLTE HD voice services rollout in Zhejiang, the first province in China to enter into the 4G VoLTE era.
The announcement is the culmination of more than a year’s work by Zhejiang Mobile, with the help of partners including Huawei, to take the lead in China Mobile’s VoLTE commercialization process.
It may be recalled that in its bid to continuously offer improved communication service experiences to customers, China Mobile introduced a next-generation convergent communication strategy at the beginning of 2014.
Key highlights of the strategy include Zhejiang Mobile making the first VoLTE call in China and the first international VoLTE video call in 2013, as well as being the first in China to deploy fixed mobile convergence (FMC) networks, complete field verification, and roll out trial commercial use of VoLTE services. The official commercialization of VoLTE services in Zhejiang is a new industry milestone for China Mobile and unveiled the start of VoLTE commercialization in China.
Huawei recently won nearly half of China Mobile’s nationwide VoLTE procurement project and was selected to be responsible for deployment of commercial VoLTE networks in developed coastal provinces as well as metropolitan cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.
Due to its industry-leading end-to-end solutions and powerful integration delivery capabilities, Huawei is increasingly becoming the preferred strategic partner of leading global operators in 4G evolution and VoLTE services.