BICS Completes First E2E VoLTE Call Between Asia and Europe

BICS Completes First E2E VoLTE Call Between Asia and Europe Image Credit: BICS

BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has established a fully E2E VoLTE international call between South Korean operator SK Telecom and Belgian operator Proximus via its IPX VoLTE Hub. Claiming to be the world's first, BICS said that this will provide subscribers in the two countries the ability to exchange high definition, low latency, next generation enhanced voice services carried over the IPX networks of BICS and SK Telink, the international carrier services division of SK Telecom.

BICS IPX VoLTE hub enables mobile operators to offer international VoLTE roaming and other IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) services such as Video over LTE and Rich Communication Services (RCS)Additionally, BICS said that its IPX VoLTE Hub enables the three critical VoLTE roaming models – Local Break with Home, Visited Based Routing and S8 Home Routing. 

According to BICS, its IPX VoLTE Hub offers end-to-end service provisioning, billing and reporting services, alongside the abilities to seamlessly support the 4G to 3G voice transition and interwork with legacy circuit-switched voice.

Jin-Hyo Park, Senior Vice President and Head of Network Technology R&D Center at SK Telecom
SK Telecom prides itself on pushing the boundaries of innovation and this latest announcement further enhances our position as the service leader in the Republic of Korea. International VoLTE provides the best in class voice quality demanded by customers already enjoying the service domestically.

Geert Standaert, CTO at Proximus
Providing exceptional quality of experience to customers is of paramount importance to us, and launching International VoLTE was the next logical step we needed to take to enhance our voice offering. The BICS platform enables us to offer services at the highest standards while keeping running costs and bandwidth demands low.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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