Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., (Nasdaq: QCOM), announced Tuesday the first commercial voice-over-LTE launch in Japan. The launch featured a VoLTE solution based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Designed to provide mobile users an enhanced, consistent user experience across LTE and 3G networks with single radio voice call continuity, Qualcomm's VoLTE solution delivers higher quality voice calls, faster voice connections with low call set-up times and simultaneous voice and data rates up to 150 megabits per second over LTE. The Snapdragon processor has a fully featured multimode integrated VoLTE modem and software that supports text messaging, high definition voice and video telephony as well as single radio voice call continuity.
Qualcomm's launch of the VoLTE system was achieved through cooperation with NTT Docomo, a large mobile phone operator in Japan.
"We are pleased to work with NTT Docomo on the first large-scale commercial VoLTE launch, which is designed to provide their customers in Japan with faster, more consistent user experiences," Serge Willenegger, Qualcomm Technologies' vice president of product management, said.
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