China Mobile Hong Kong has selected Ericsson as the sole supplier to enhance its converged 4G mobile LTE FDD/TDD radio and Evolved Packet Core networks, introducing new capabilities including voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), plus the Ericsson Charging System, Evolved IP network solution and the vendor’s Proactive Support Services. A press release says the VoLTE technology will enable superior HD voice call quality and instant call-set-up while allowing superfast LTE data services during calls. The release adds that the Ericsson Charging System solution gives users greater control of roaming expenditure while enabling personalised subscription offers; the solution also enables an easy and visual way of creating and testing new services and bundles, shortening the time to market for China Mobile Hong Kong. Additionally, the Ericsson SSR 8000 Smart Services Routers, used in Evolved Packet Core and Evolved IP network solutions, will allow China Mobile Hong Kong to simplify network design and operation.
Ericsson is providing a complete VoLTE solution based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem with Call Session Control Function, Multimedia Telephony Application Server, Media Resource System, Session Border Gateway and software upgrade of the LTE FDD/TDD radio access network and Evolved Packet Core network, Service Aware Policy Control, User Data Consolidation and Home Subscriber Server. The Evolved IP Network solution, end-to-end solution design, installation, configuration, integration, as well as verification are also included in the contract.
Ericsson has been the sole supplier of China Mobile Hong Kong’s LTE FDD network, and its network partner for more than 17 years. Ericsson was also selected to expand the operator’s commercial LTE network with TD-LTE (LTE TDD) in Hong Kong.