Bridging the gap between VoLTE Roaming Models

Most mobile operators around the world are planning to launch voice service over the LTE infrastructure, better known in the industry as VoLTE. Before 2014, standards bodies such as the 3GPP and GSMA, along with most mobile operators, were considering the Local Breakout (LBO) model for VoLTE roaming. In this model, a visited LTE operator provides local breakout of roaming calls, routing them locally or sending them to the home network for routing. This was considered an effective voice roaming model, similar to the roaming model used by 3G networks.

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Enabling Voice Evolution in the Digital Era

Hot Telecom recently interviewed Willem Offerhaus, iBasis CEO to learn how iBasis is innovating as the wholesale voice market evolves to support voice in the new IP world. In the interview Willem explains how iBasis is continuing to be a leading international voice provider and innovator — among the first to launch IPX, LTE roaming, and more recently, the first to conduct successful international VoLTE roaming trials.

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Quality of Service: An IPX Carrier Perspective

The GSMA’s inaugural Wholesale Agreements and Solutions Group (WAS#1, formerly BARG) kicked off in Dubai on Monday 16th of March.

The event attracts roaming and interconnection professionals from a range of companies, including content service providers, equipment and solution vendors and industry thought leaders to discuss the latest developments, trends and challenges. iBasis was invited to contribute a presentation in to the workshop agenda, together with KPN and Keynote SIGOS. Gilbert Relou, iBasis VP Global Mobile Sales & Innovation presented Quality of Service: An IPX Carrier Perspective. View the presentation here.

For more information on WAS#1 2015, visit the Etisalat event page.