New System Leverages Existing Mobile Smartphone Dialer and Messaging
Interface To Deliver Seamless Cellular to WiFi Communications
RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of mobile and fixed core networking IP
convergence systems and applications, today announced general
availability of its Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) Virtual Mobile Core that
enables fully integrated and transparent cellular to WiFi voice and
messaging services on mobile devices.
Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core VoWiFi solution enables carriers to offer
voice and messaging services over WiFi networks, while keeping the
experience exactly the same as if it was a cellular call. Depending upon
signal strength, the phone chooses between WiFi and cellular signal and
uses the strongest signal for incoming and outgoing calls and messaging.
This allows carriers to fully utilize WiFi spectrum resources, reduce
cellular spectrum load, improve device battery life, and expand and
enhance network coverage. After extensive testing, the Taqua VoWiFi
solution is available across a variety of smartphones and tablets from
leading mobile device manufacturers, and the integrated solution has
already been chosen for deployment by a tier one carrier.
“Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core allows carriers to leverage residential and
enterprise WiFi Access Points, along with their own WiFi networks, in a
seamless and transparent manner,” said John Hoadley, Wireless CTO at
Taqua. “Embedded VoWiFi is one of a series of solutions available from
Taqua’s Virtual Mobile Core that are designed to solve interworking
challenges between 3G, small cell, WiFi, and 4G/LTE networks.”
Unlike Over-the-Top (OTT) applications that require a separate user
interface - and often a different subscriber identity – Taqua’s solution
enables cellular and WiFi calls from a single phone interface and the
subscriber’s existing phone number. The Taqua solution uses the phone’s
native dialer, contacts, call history and voice mail, as well as the
native SMS, using the same message notifications, inbox and outbox.
Subscribers will not notice the difference between calls made over WiFi
“VoWiFi is emerging as an attractive solution to delivering an
exceptional user experience as mobile operators wrestle with the
challenges of deploying 4G/VoLTE services while fending off OTT voice
providers,” said Berge Ayvazian, 4G Industry Analyst for UBM Tech.
“Offering seamless, advanced mobile voice services that eliminate most
coverage challenges would be a considerable competitive advantage in
today’s marketplace. Embedded VoWiFi could also be extremely beneficial
to new carriers and MVNOs as it offers the potential for a range of new
Taqua will showcase its Virtual Mobile Core’s VoWiFi solution at this
year’s Mobile World Congress at Hall 1, Booth 1F22 from February 24th –
About Taqua® LLC.
Taqua enables a rich and seamless fixed and mobile user experience by
transitioning legacy networks to LTE and IMS architectures. For over a
decade, hundreds of wireline, cable and wireless carriers have utilized
Taqua’s next-generation mobile convergence core, switching, IP peering,
backhaul systems, and enhanced applications to deliver IP-based
solutions that transition legacy networks and establish enhanced
services to subscribers across all broadband networks. Taqua is
headquartered in Dallas, TX, with research and development facilities
located in Boston, MA, Toronto, Canada, and Dallas, TX. More information
on Taqua can be obtained by calling +1.972.692.1800 or by browsing the
website at www.taqua.com.
Ketchum for Taqua
Patrick Foarde, +1-404-879-9254
Source: Taqua, LLC