TIM, Vodafone Italy Embark on VoLTE & RCS Interoperability Testing

TIM, Vodafone Italy Embark on VoLTE & RCS Interoperability Testing Image Credit: Vodafone

The top two mobile operators in Italy, TIM and Vodafone Italia announced the rollout of voice-over-LTE(VoLTE) interconnection testing between the operators. This will enable customers of both operators to make high definition voice calls using VoLTE and messaging based on the RCS (Rich Communication Suite services) standard. 

The VoLTE interconnection will enable customers of TIM and Vodafone Italia to enjoy clearer and crisper voice quality, experience reduced setup times and share a host of video content, images, maps and files during calls via RCS.

According to a joint statement by both companies, the VoLTE/RCS interoperability between TIM and Vodafone Italia is a major step in boosting the value of innovation on mobile networks, with the aim of ensuring the best possible quality, privacy and security of the content exchanged by the two operators’ respective customers. 

Mario di Mauro, Head of Strategy & Innovation at TIM
The launch of VoLTE on the Italian market is improved by this initiative showing how TIM continues to innovate in order to drive the growth of key new markets for telecoms companies, providing, ever more advanced services that offer the final customer very high quality and a simple and compelling user experience.

Fabrizio Rocchio, Vodafone Italy’s Chief Technology Officer
Vodafone Italia is committed to promoting the use of communication technologies that exploit open, interoperable standards so as to maximise their take-up and ease of use and offer the best services in the market.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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