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Press Release -- September 26th, 2014
Source: Huawei

Polkomtel and Huawei completed Friendly User Test of Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) in Poland

[Warsaw, Poland, September 26, 2014]: Huawei, together with Polkomtel, the operator of Plus network today announced they have successfully carried out a Friendly User Test (FUT) of VoLTE technology for the first time in Poland. Conducted on the commercial network elements, the FUT was completed using the Huawei Smartphone Ascend P7. The goals of the FUT were realized as users were provided with voice and SMS services in VoLTE technology via an LTE network. The calls were made in High Definition (HD) voice quality.

“Our Research and Development Department is very dynamic, we have a brilliant team of professionals who develop new technological solutions. Thanks to them Polkomtel and Cyfrowy Polsat were first to introduce LTE for individual customers. Two weeks ago, as the first company in Poland and one of the first companies worldwide, we carried out video broadcast via mobile networks in LTE Broadcast (eMBMS) technology. Now we are finalizing the successful trial of VoLTE. We hope that thanks to our work Plus will increase its competitive advantage over its direct competitors.”said Mr. Jacek Felczykowski, CTO of Polkomtel.

VoLTE offers instant call connection, High Definition (HD) voice quality, HD video, multi-media calls and enables a seamless exchange of voice calls across 2G, 3G and 4G coverage. The voice service which uses advanced Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-wideband) technology intelligently reducing background noise together with the improvement of HD video quality will change the way we communicate ‘over the telephone’.

During the FUT, eSRVCC (extended Single Radio Voice Call Continuity) functionality was introduced ensuring call continuity when moving from 4G to 2G or 3G coverage.

Mr. Deng Taihua, Vice President, Huawei Central Eastern European and Nordic region, said, “Huawei is proud of our partnership with Polkomtel, which has resulted in the successful completion of a pioneering technical deployment of VoLTE in Poland. It reflects the growth and maturity of the VoLTE ecosystem in the marketplace. We will continue to collaborate to ensure the service quality and innovation of Polkomtel’s VoLTE network.”

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