Alcatel-Lucent's software to enable China Mobile VoLTE launch

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) said it is to deploy its Rapportâ„¢ communications software with China Mobile, enabling it to simplify and consolidate video, voice and messaging services onto a single platform.

As a result of the deployment, China Mobile will be able to offer high-quality, high-definition VoLTE (voice over LTE) services for the first time in China, paving the way for future cloud-based services.

China Mobile will be able to leverage Rapport´s native APIs and WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) capabilities to create new contextual applications and services, enabling subscribers to personalize how they connect with others using video, voice and messaging on any connected device. The deployment will also set the stage for China Mobile to offer new services through the use of voice over Wi-Fi®.

In addition to enhancing the subscriber experience with all-IP services, VoLTE allows communications providers such as China Mobile to migrate 3G networks to LTE and re-use spectrum, to realize new cost and operational efficiencies.

China Mobile will deploy Rapport in nine provinces, including some of the most densely populated provinces in China with the highest GDP, such as the coastal provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, as well as the cities of Shanghai and Chongqing.

Alcatel-Lucent is the leading IP networking, ultra-broadband access and cloud technology specialist.