South Korea’s LG Uplus has launched commercial VoLTE roaming to Hong Kong on the SmarTone network. The commercial VoLTE roaming is enabled by Syniverse’s IPX Network. This follows the first commercial VoLTE roaming service launch that was enabled by Syniverse earlier this year and is the beginning of a bilateral launch between the two operators.
According to Syniverse, with its IPX network, operators have the flexibility to implement VoLTE roaming through either S8 home routing or local breakout, which are two key emerging implementation models. Additionally, the Syniverse IPX network supports VoLTE interconnect implementations and is ready to enable other IP-based multimedia services and Rich Communications Services (RCS).
The Syniverse IPX Network Solution provides a one-connection-to-multiple-services approach that aims to lower costs and boost operational efficiencies by reducing the number of network connections a mobile service provider must manage, said the company.