Cable & Wireless taps Ericsson for Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE in Panama

Ericsson is upgrading Cable & Wireless’s core network in Panama.

The vendor will deploy an IMS and Evolved Packet Core solution across the country that will enable strong possibilities of fixed and mobile convergence, and appealing subscriber services like Wi-Fi calling and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

"We are constantly working to enhance and upgrade our network and offer more services for our customers," said Carlo Alloni, EVP Technology and Group CTIO. "As a result of this upgrade, we will be able to offer our customers in Panama more options to make regular operator calls everywhere, and to have better quality all the time in a simple, seamless way," added Alloni.

The Ericsson Wi-Fi calling solution is based on Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with Wi-Fi Mobility Gateway (ePDG and TWAG combined), and Ericsson IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The solution is verified towards the smartphone brands that support Wi-Fi calling.

The IMS will also support Voice over LTE services which will be implemented in the near future. Rollout, integration, and implementation are currently ongoing.

Clayton Cruz, Vice President, Ericsson, Latin America & Caribbean, says: "With this solution, Cable & Wireless will be able to utilise one efficient core network to enable several communication services. In addition, it will unleash a superior communication services user experience by delivering seamless HD voice and video calling services in more locations."

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