Samsung Smart VoLTE Awarded “Best Solution for Spectrum Optimization” at 4G World Chicago

on Oct 31, 2012

Smart VoLTE maximizes network resource efficiency to deliver consistent QoS for carriers

Chicago, US October 30, 2012 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, an advanced network solutions provider, today announced that its Smart VoLTE solution has been awarded “Best Solution for Spectrum Optimization” at the Best of 4G Awards, held as part of the annual 4G World event in Chicago.

Samsung’s newly commercialized Smart VoLTE solution enables effective spectrum optimization for both VoLTE and data services through an innovative centralized scheduling and resource-allocation system, helping maintain high voice-quality and stable call connections. The solution enables higher data capacity even when servicing large volumes of voice users, accommodating up to 75% more users in a given amount of spectrum.

Smart VoLTE addresses the core challenge inherent in deploying VoLTE services: maintaining QoS stability even with varying interference in packet data networks. Its interference-aware scheduling system predicts network interference to precisely deploy the resource necessary for voice services, freeing up greater bandwidth for data even with demand from a large number of voice users. The solution also selectively uses multiple cells in a network—or blanks off interfering cells—to facilitate voice services, improving cell-edge performance and maintaining high voice quality.

Overall, Smart VoLTE enables increased efficiency in the optimization of network resources, enabling the management of hundreds of network cells as a single integrated network. The solution also enables smoother handover across cells—with up to 99.5% handover success rate—leading to superior VoLTE service quality.

Smart VoLTE has been initially deployed in Korea through deployments with SK Telecom and LG U+, and will roll out more widely from Q4 2012.

“We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our ongoing achievements in LTE. Smart VoLTE builds on our Smart LTE Networks portfolio to deliver unparalleled network optimization for LTE voice services, and brings real efficiencies to operators,” said Youngky Kim, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Telecommunication Systems Business of Samsung Electronics. “The results shown by early commercial deployments of Smart VoLTE show that Samsung is a pioneer deploying the industry’s most efficient and advanced LTE network solutions based on a concept of Telecom and IT convergence.”

“The Best of 4G Awards celebrates excellence in 4G innovation.” says Joe Braue, General Manager of 4G World. “The caliber of entries received in this year’s awards was very high, and we congratulate Samsung for demonstrating outstanding innovation and leadership with their Smart VoLTE solution.

Samsung’s LTE solutions build on the company’s 30 years’ experience in developing and commercializing some of the world’s most popular communication services. Based on its wide range of field-experience in OFDMA technology, Samsung has already successfully partnered with dozens of mobile service providers around the world—including Sprint and MetroPCS in the US, KDDI in Japan Mobily in Saudi Arabia and Three in UK—to help them implement the most advanced 4G solutions.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


About 4G World

4G World is the first and only conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation 4G technologies that enable the mobile Internet revolution, including mobile network infrastructure, advanced devices, applications and content. Owned and operated by UBM TechWeb, this show provides insight into the state of the industry today and explores forward-looking advancements that will affect operators within the mobile ecosystem in the years ahead. As a ubiquitous network takes hold in the mature markets of North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, operators are anticipating massive growth in broadband data usage and planning their network migration strategies and business models for monetizing mobile Internet services. 4G World offers attendees an opportunity to research state-of-the-practice business models and advanced mobile technologies, and learn from other operators about what works and what doesn't, as they migrate their networks to 4G. For more information, visit www.4GWorld.com.

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