Huawei, E28 offer IMS-VCC solution

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has teamed up with E28, a mobile multi-mode smart device solution provider

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By  Published  December 23, 2006

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has teamed up with E28, a mobile multi-mode smart device solution provider, to launch what it claims is the world’s first commercial IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) VCC (voice call continuity (VCC) solution. The IMS-based VCC solution will enable end-users to switch between different network types, accelerating the industry’s evolution towards fixed-mobile convergence, according to the company. The solution is 3GPP compliant and supports a voice connection continuity feature for seamless bi-directional hand- over between IMS and circuit switched domains enabling seamless roaming between Wi-Fi/WiMax and cellular GSM/ CDMA/UMTS networks, the company said. “IMS is a fundamental infrastructure for next generation fixed and mobile convergent networks. VCC is one of the key enablers to make FMC [fixed mobile convergence] a reality,” said Wang Jiading, vice president, Huawei Technologies Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Operations. “At Huawei, we continuously look to developing partnerships with leading vendors throughout the world in order to build a competitive IMS eco-system,” he explained. Under the terms of the agreement, Huawei will deliver all of the network equipment and functionalities, including IMS Core, DTF and DSF of IMS domain, and associated CAMEL application logics in CS domain, while Huawei’s handset partner E28 will provide the end-user dual-mode handsets. “The merger of wireless and internet is a revolutionary transformation and one we call a mobile internet society,” Roger Kung, founder, chairman and CEO of E28 said. “With this fusion of technologies, we will achieve the vision of seamless mobility. E28, by successfully collaborating with Huawei, is bringing a commercial IMS VCC solution that will enable consumers to experience seamless mobility.” In other news, Huawei said it expects to register full year-contract sales of US$11 billion in 2006. The company recorded contract sales of US$5.2 billion in the first half of 2006, up 29% on the same period last year. International sales represented 65% of total first half contract sales.

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