Native VoWiFi with Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core for UMTS Networks

25 June 2014
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Taqua®, a leading supplier of mobile and fixed core networking IP convergence systems and applications, has announced the general availability of its Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) Virtual Mobile Core for UMTS-based networks. Showcasing the new solution at the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, Taqua says that its Virtual Mobile Core VoWiFi solution enables carriers to offer voice and messaging services over WiFi networks via the phone’s native dialer/messaging interface. In addition, call and messages uses contacts, call history and voice mail, as well as the native SMS, using the same message notifications, inbox and outbox.

According to Taqua, having the solution the phone selects the WiFi or cellular network based upon signal strength to conduct incoming and outgoing calls and messages. This allows carriers to utilize any existing WiFi access point, reduce cellular spectrum load, and expand and enhance network coverage. Leveraging the success of Taqua’s CDMA solution set that was launched by Sprint in February, Taqua has completed development of its new UMTS VoWiFi platform and has begun trialing the new UMTS solution with wireless and broadband operators.

There are significant advantages for wireless and emerging competitive mobile carriers to utilize a seamless ‘WiFi-first’ model for mobile voice and messaging. All service providers should take full advantage of WiFi, as it’s the largest network in the world. It is a very cost effective approach for carriers to combat the OTTs and to improve their coverage for voice and messaging services everywhere.” 

- John Hoadley, Wireless CTO, Taqua

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