Transaction Network Services (TNS) announced that it has signed new agreements with two tier one North American operators to use its VoLTE Registry solution.
According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, the number of worldwide VoLTE subscriptions is projected to reach 5.4 billion by the end of 2023, up from 617 million in 2017, and will account for around 80 percent of combined LTE and 5G subscriptions.
TNS said its VoLTE Registry makes available a shared registry into which carriers provision the phone numbers of their VoLTE enabled devices, as well as routing information for reaching those devices, over an IMS infrastructure. This information is then shared between operators in a controlled manner allowing discovery of and routing to the VoLTE enabled handsets. TNS claims that its VoLTE Registry is built on top of its robust and highly scalable Carrier ENUM platform.
TNS’ destination sensitive response facility allows TNS to tailor responses to queries for certain destinations or numbers based on provisioning parameters which have been defined by the customer.
Prior to using TNS, the two North American operators used a variety of different solutions, mainly from hardware and IMS core vendors. TNS’ VoLTE Registry solution enables data sharing and relieves the headache associated with complex data management processes. It resolves route lookup queries faster by using one shared registry rather than using the standard GSMA distributed model that reaches out to the National Root ENUM service.