Sonus, Taqua Partner on Voice Over WiFi Deployment
The service provides mobile operators with a path to commercial rollout of WiFi Calling services, also known as voice over WiFi (VoWiFi).Taqua, a supplier of IP communications systems, applications and services to mobile and fixed operators, announced a partnership with Sonus, a specialist in secure and intelligent cloud communications, to bring a fully virtualized, standard mobile core network solution to market. The service provides mobile operators with a path to commercial rollout of WiFi Calling services, also known as voice over WiFi (VoWiFi). MobiFone, one of the largest mobile network operators in Vietnam, recently launched its WiFi Calling service using the combined solution from Taqua and Sonus. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Taqua is integrating and reselling Sonus' Session Border Control (SBC) portfolio with Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core (VMC) to deliver advanced communications services to mobile network operators, including VoWiFi and Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE).
"Sonus' virtualized SBC is a very high-quality, proven solution that fits nicely with Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core. Together, we have a complete virtualized solution for VoWiFi and VoLTE," Frederick Reynolds, vice president of marketing at Taqua, told eWEEK. "This provides mobile operators with the fastest path to commercialization and launch of VoWiFi service."