Telkomsel, Huawei Partner to Debut First NFV Based WiFi Calling and VoLTE in Asia Pacific Region

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Telkomsel the largest mobile operator in Indonesia, together with Huawei Technologies (Huawei), a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, have successfully demonstrated its 4G convergent communication service trial for WiFi Calling and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) based on NFV Technology (Network Function Virtualization) in Jakarta.

Indonesia is one of the fastest growing mobile communication markets in the world, which has over 250 million population and over 280 million mobile users. These users have enjoyed 4G data services since the end of last year, and today through these newest of technologies, WiFi Calling and VoLTE will be able to create the best 4G communication experiences such as “HD Voice and HD Video” within the shortest connecting time.

This technology consolidates 4G and WiFi to enable Telkomsel subscribers to seamlessly communicate using 4G as well as WiFi network. When a subscriber switches between 4G and WiFi environment, the call will not be interrupted.

Edwin Zhang, Head of Core Network Marketing, Huawei Technologies said, “It is an honor for Huawei to be able to demonstrate this latest 4G communication technology together with Telkomsel to bring upgrades to user experiences for Indonesia people, especially for Telkomsel customers. NFV technology is not only supporting WiFi Calling and VoLTE Service but also delivering a foundation for future service innovation.”

At the same time, Ivan Permana, Vice President, Technology & System, Telkomsel said, “Telkomsel has always been committed to providing the best mobile communication experience to our customers through the latest technology. This WiFi Calling and VoLTE trial is part of our efforts to provide better service quality, and will also create an exciting new experience for customers in using our services.”