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StarHub successfully completes Southeast Asias first 3GPP standard VoLTE call in Singapore

 

December 03, 2013 --
StarHub successfully completes Southeast Asias first 3GPP standard VoLTE call in Singapore

Singapore (PRWEB UK) 4 December 2013

StarHub, a premier operator in Singapore, has successfully completed the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call based on IR.92* in a live network in Southeast Asia. The operator implemented Nokia Solutions and Networks comprehensive end-to-end approach for providing voice call services over LTE** (long term evolution).

Together with our key technology partner NSN, we are committed to continually enabling innovative future-ready technologies and services to benefit StarHubs customers, said Chan Kin Hung, head of personal solutions at StarHub. StarHubs landmark VoLTE achievement today reaffirms our commitment towards delivering an unparalleled user experience to our subscribers, who will soon enjoy crystal clear voice calls in HD over StarHubs 4G and 3G network anytime, anywhere.

To enable VoLTE, StarHub deployed NSNs Open TAS (Telecommunications Application Server) for voice, Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and IP Multi Media Subsystem (IMS). VoLTE services are part of an existing LTE agreement that was signed between NSN and StarHub in 2012. NSN had supplied its Single RAN (Single Radio Access Network) platform based on its compact and energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations to enable StarHub to run GSM and LTE concurrently on the 1800 MHz band.


NSNs Global Services provide planning and optimization services, from the architecture and design stage to multi-vendor integration and core network migration, and has helped put the operator in a position to launch VoLTE commercially in its network. It also provides Implementation and Care services.

By enabling the first 3GPP standard VoLTE call in Southeast Asia, NSN has helped StarHub reach an important milestone in the regions telecommunications industry, an achievement that lays the foundation for the delivery of HD voice services over LTE to users in Singapore, said John Lancaster-Lennox, head of South Asia at NSN. This is yet another strong proof-point that NSN remains committed to supporting StarHub in its endeavors to build a cutting-edge network infrastructure in the country.

NSN has 97 commercial references for LTE and has deployed its IMS in the worlds largest live LTE network.

For more information on NSNs mobile broadband capabilities, including a video overview, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the topic, join @NSNtweets on Twitter using #mobilebroadband, #VoLTE #LTE.

About StarHub
StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapores fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index. For more information, please visit http://www.starhub.com.

About NSN
Nokia Solutions and Networks is the worlds specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the worlds most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.4 billion euros in 2012. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.
http://www.nsn.com

Media Enquiries

NSN
Cordia So
External Communications, Asia Pacific
Phone: +852 9747 5873
E-mail: cordia (dot)so(at)nsn(dot)com

Media Relations
Phone: +358 7140 02869
E-mail: mediarelations(at)nsn(dot)com

StarHub
Philemon Foo
Corporate Communications Executive
Office Phone: +65 6825 5635
Mobile: +65 9169 3706
Email: philemon(dot)f(dot)foo(at)starhub(dot)com

Notes:
*IR.92 defines global 3GPP VoLTE standards to ensure that terminals and networks are interoperable for voice and messaging. It defines call set-up processes and hand-overs between LTE and 2G/3G networks. Since the mobile devices employ IR.92, there are limitations in service even though the network is capable of delivering the full set of standards.

**NSN is a leader in the commercialization and innovation of LTE and LTE-Advanced, with 97 LTE and TD-LTE network references worldwide. We are supplier to the worlds first three commercially launched LTE-Advanced networks and most of the largest networks by LTE subscriber count. Our unique track record is based on award-winning platforms like the multi-technology, compact, modular and weatherproof Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station and the ingenious Liquid Radio LTE Software Suite and Smart Scheduler to maximize performance and optimize the use of radio spectrum.

NSNs Global Services enable operators to safely move towards LTE with the highest quality possible and ensure fast and reliable network rollouts with end-to-end network integration to Customer Experience Management. Our industry-leading Security solutions enable operators to provide secure subscriber services while our Network Planning and Optimization services support a smooth transition with Refarming Services, LTE Planning, iSON Services, LTE Optimization and Services for VoLTE.

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