Alcatel Lucent’s Rapport will allow China Mobile to simplify and consolidate communications services on a single platform to enhance the end-user experience, while paving the way for future cloud-based service.
Alcatel-Lucent is to deploy its Rapport communications software with the world’s largest telecommunications service provider, China Mobile, enabling it to simplify and consolidate video, voice and messaging services onto a single platform.
As a result of the deployment, China Mobile will be able to offer high-quality, high-definition VoLTE (voice over LTE) services for the first time in China, paving the way for future cloud-based services.
China Mobile will be able to leverage Rapport’s native APIs and WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) capabilities to create new contextual applications and services, enabling subscribers to personalize how they connect with others using video, voice and messaging on any connected device. The deployment will also set the stage for China Mobile to offer new services through the use of voice over Wi-Fi.
In addition to enhancing the subscriber experience with all-IP services, VoLTE allows communications providers such as China Mobile to migrate 3G networks to LTE and re-use spectrum, to realize new cost and operational efficiencies.
China Mobile will deploy Rapport in nine provinces, including some of the most densely populated provinces in China with the highest GDP, such as the coastal provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, as well as the cities of Shanghai and Chongqing.
Bhaskar Gorti, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Platforms business, said: “Rapport was created to simplify communication networks for service providers such as China Mobile. The new platform allows them to seamlessly deliver superior revenue-generating VoLTE services together with video and messaging, allowing their subscribers to communicate in whichever way they prefer, wherever they are and using any fixed or mobile device.”