Syniverse enables VoLTE roaming launch between LG Uplus and SmarTone
Made possible by Syniverse’s IPX Network, subscribers of South Korea’s LG Uplus can now enjoy the high-definition experience of Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) while roaming in Hong Kong on the SmarTone network. This commercial VoLTE roaming launch follows the first commercial VoLTE roaming service launch that was enabled by Syniverse earlier this year and is the beginning of a bilateral launch between the two operators.
Lee KunHee, Senior Manager, Global Roaming Team, LG Uplus said: “The global reach of Syniverse’s Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) network to nearly every operator that has launched LTE allows us to continue to expand VoLTE coverage and services in additional markets to achieve the critical reach and coverage our subscribers demand from their constantly connected devices.”
With high-speed mobile devices in demand throughout the world, Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) reports that more than 420 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and 25 operators have launched VoLTE. The Syniverse IPX network interconnects the world’s mobile networks to make LTE data and VoLTE roaming possible, reaching more than 270 operators in 44 countries through more than 2,000 LTE roaming routes. This reach includes over 120 direct connections that enable Syniverse to launch VoLTE trials and deployments around the globe. These direct connections are critical for advanced technologies like VoLTE and Video over LTE (ViLTE), which require extremely low latency and high speed. As a result, Syniverse recently enabled the world’s first transoceanic VoLTE roaming call and has direct LTE connections with more than half of the operators that have launched VoLTE.