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February 28, 2013

ZTE and Imagination Technologies Introduce HelloSoft VoLTE

Telecommunications equipment provider, ZTE Corporation, and Imagination Technologies, a cloud technologies company, this week unveiled the HelloSoft VoLTE solution at Mobile World Congress.

Exclusive to commercial ZTE VoLTE-enabled handsets powered by the MetroPCS 4G LTE network, HelloSoft VoLTE is fully standards compliant with 3GPP Voice over LTE and GSMA IR.92 specifications.

HelloSoft VoLTE incorporates technology — such as acoustic echo cancellation and noise cancellation — from HelloSoft VoIP, IMS, VCC and VoLTE for superior call quality. Furthermore, since the solution is deeply integrated with the handset and the handset native dialer, it offers lower latency and an overall superior voice and video experience compared to over-the-top clients.

Indeed, HelloSoft voice call continuity (VCC) technology allows for seamless handoff of VoIP and circuit switched calls across 4G, 3G and 2G networks, as well as between IP networks such as Wi-Fi and LTE.

"Great teamwork with ZTE has produced a superior quality embedded VoLTE solution," said Tony King-Smith, VP of marketing at Imagination, in a statement. "Unlike over-the-top clients, it is essential to work closely with the operators, handset manufacturers and other ecosystem partners, including the chipset providers and infrastructure vendors, to deliver an optimized, low latency integrated VoLTE client."

Also recently, Imagination Technologies announced that two key technologies in its IP portfolio are finalists in the EE Times-China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. Specifically, the company's PowerVR Series6 'Rogues' graphics processing technology and MIPS Aptiv microprocessor core family are nominated for "Most Promising New Technology of the Year" and finalist for the Processor/DSP/FPGA product award, respectively.

Meanwhile, ZTE has been selected as one of the preferred global vendors of STC Group, the largest telecommunication services provider in the Middle East and North Africa. This will allow ZTE to offer its portfolio of network infrastructure equipment through a global price structure based on total business located in Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey.

Edited by Braden Becker

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