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October 12, 2012

GENBAND's A2 Communications Application Server Showcases RCS VoLTE Capabilities

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

GENBAND, a developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, is showcasing the Rich Communication Suite (RCS) Voice over LTE (News - Alert) (VoLTE) capabilities at the Interoperability Test Event organized by MSF, ETSI and GSMA.

GENBAND A2 Communications Application Server is acting as the VoLTE application server and RCS application server during the tests.

The RCS VoLTE IOT Event is being hosted by China Mobile (News - Alert) at the China Mobile Research Institute Laboratory in Beijing, China and by Telecom Slovenia Group in Sintesio, Kranj, Slovenia. A2 Communications Application Server is deployed in both locations.

VoLTE and RCS are bringing true standard and interoperable advanced communication capabilities, and operators are seizing the opportunity to leverage these technologies to bring new levels of services to the hosted unified communication market.

Enterprises seeking UC solutions that enable reliable, roam-able, always-on, anywhere, BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) rich communication capabilities turn to IMS/VoLTE RCS enabled UC solutions to meet the challenge.

GENBAND’s application server features fully integrated multimedia applications for voice, video, conferencing, instant messaging, presence, collaboration and mobility. It works with TDM, IP and IMS networks simultaneously for hybrid network deployments. Further it allows for mobile integration with any mobile phone for services such as fixed mobile convergence, voice over LTE, Mobile Office and mobile unified communications.

“Today service providers are actively examining options for offering the latest RCS VoLTE capabilities and this leading interoperability test event is an ideal forum for GENBAND (News - Alert) to showcase the comprehensive carrier-ready capabilities of our A2 Application Server,” said B.G. Kumar, president of GENBAND’s Multimedia Business Unit, in a statement.

“As customers look to deploy RCS VoLTE services, they can rely on the A2 platform to provide the most comprehensive set of IP applications, including business VoLTE services, extensive fixed and mobile services, and support for Web clients,” Kumar added.

As a VoLTE application server, the A2 platform delivers MMTEL voice service, integrated SCC (service centralization and continuity) and MRF (media resource functionality). It also supports Ut interface, enabling VoLTE clients to control MMTEL services user settings.

As a RCS application server, the A2 supports OPTIONS-based capability discovery, video sharing, image-sharing and instant messaging via session and pager mode.

“The RCS VoLTE Interoperability event reflects the MSF’s commitment to carrier-driven interoperability events that validate key emerging standards and technologies, including key network interfaces that ensure multi-vendor deployment strategies for RCS/LTE/EPC/IMS technology,” said Kyu-Ouk Lee, MSF president. “We are pleased that GENBAND is participating at the 2012 event.”

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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