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* LG U+ users in South Korea to benefit from voice over LTE services
* With voice over LTE technology, the operator can also offer enhanced
grade services such as HD voice, video calling, chat and presence
LG U+ users in South Korea get access to voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. This
is thanks to a decision made by South Korean operator LG U+, in partnership
Ericsson's (NASDAQ: ERIC) majority-owned subsidiary LG-Ericsson, to make
subscribers in South Korea benefit from commercial VoLTE (GSMA IR.92)
The demand for LTE data services in South Korea has increased rapidly ever
LG U+ became the first operator in the country to launch LTE commercially on
July 1, 2011. As of August 2012, LG U+ has confirmed that LGU+ is the second
largest LTE provider in South Korea, serving 3.1 million of LTE subscribers.
Joo sik Choi, Senior Vice President of Service Creation, LG U+ says:
the user experience for our subscribers is always our top priority. Ericsson's
global leadership in LTE technology and experience in building an end-to-end
network infrastructure helped ensure the success of the nationwide launch of
Johan Wibergh, Head of Business Unit Networks at Ericsson, says: "With the new
VoLTE technology, LG U+ will be able to offer its subscribers better voice
quality and an improved user experience. The new VoLTE services will sharpen
U+'s competitive edge considerably and will provide the foundation for further
enriching their communication services offering."
Originally, 4G/LTE technology was developed for data communication only. The
4G/LTE technology has now evolved to embrace Rich Communication Services as
well, making it a full telecommunication grade technology. VoLTE is a
that allows voice calls to be made over an LTE network at the same time as
can access high-speed mobile broadband services and rich communication
Up until now, in order to handle voice calls, CDMA-LTE devices required
simultaneous radio operation on both CDMA and LTE, which is inherently
inefficient and does not allow for a fully integrated rich communications
Ericsson has supplied an end-to-end VoLTE network to LG U+, including LTE-RAN,
Evolved Packet Core, and IMS Telephony Application Server.
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