South Korea's LG Uplus Launches Commercial VoLTE Roaming in Hong Kong on SmarTone Network

South Korea's LG Uplus Launches Commercial VoLTE Roaming in Hong Kong on SmarTone Network

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.

Lee KunHee, Senior Manager, Global Roaming Team, LG Uplus
The global reach of Syniverse’s IPX network to nearly every operator that has launched LTE allows us to continue to expand VoLTE coverage and services in additional markets to achieve the critical reach and coverage our subscribers demand from their constantly connected devices.

Ben Yeung, General Manager of Roaming and International Operator Relationship, SmarTone
We are excited to become the first operator in Hong Kong to provide VoLTE service to inbound roaming customers. Our customers in Hong Kong enjoy our superior VoLTE service, and we are pleased to extend the service to LG Uplus roaming customers via the Syniverse IPX.

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