Zain Kuwait, teaming up with Nokia Networks, has successfully completed Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call on its commercial LTE network, showcasing live HD (high-definition) voice and video call. Nokia Networks’ VoLTE solution consisted of its IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), Subscriber Data Management, and Open TAS (Telecommunications Application Server). Open TAS provides supplementary services that are applicable for voice, messaging, and video sessions for subscribers in LTE and other broadband networks.
According to Nokia, the HD voice call with superior call setup times were made while simultaneously accessing ultra-fast data services over the LTE network. In addition, the company’s Professional Services for VoLTE helped the operator ready the network all the way from architecture and design to end-to-end multi-vendor integration.
“Zain further affirms its leadership position by introducing the latest technologies to constantly improve its customers’ experience. Today’s VoLTE success with Nokia Networks’ solution is an important milestone in our planning for the future, which will translate into providing enhanced mobile broadband services to our customers across Kuwait, offering them an opportunity to enjoy unparalleled quality.”
- Omar Saud Al Omar, Chief Executive Officer, Zain Kuwait
“Our VoLTE technology enables better voice calls, faster data services and more efficient use of network resources. And since it enables network simplification, it even reduces operating costs for operators. With our VoLTE technology, Zain Kuwait will also be able to integrate network resources, optimize network and service management, and simplify service delivery by providing voice and data services on the same LTE network.”
- Mohamad Diab, Head of Zain Kuwait Customer Team, Nokia Networks