Thursday, July 21, 2011

What Is The Difference Between VoIP And VoLTE

VOIP .... Voice over Internet Protocol (Voice over IP, VoIP) is one of a family of internet technologies, communication protocols, and transmission technologies for delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. Other terms frequently encountered and often used synonymously with VoIP are IP telephony, Internet telephony, voice over broadband (VoBB), broadband telephony, and broadband phone.

VoLTE .... VoLTE (Voice over LTE) initiative was formally announced on 15th February 2010. In establishing the VoLTE initiative, GSMA has adopted the work of the One Voice Initiative as the basis of the work to lead the global mobile industry towards a standard way of delivering voice and messaging services for Long-Term Evolution (LTE). Using IP Multimedia Subsystem specifications developed by 3GPP as its basis, GSMA have expanded upon the original scope of One Voice work to address the entire end-to-end voice and SMS ecosystem by also focussing on Roaming and Interconnect interfaces, in addition the interface between customer and network.

VoIP used to be initially offered through DSL (even dial-ups) and other low bandwidth IP Backbones. Later on with the advent of MPLS IP backbones and other high bandwidth options along with good compression equipments, Voice started to get the much needed bandwidth resulting in voice quality enhancement.

VoLTE would be delivering Voice on the LTE media which can be 3G or 4G,eventhough LTE is marketed as 4G as of now.This is as of now on 3GPP(3rd Generation Partnership Project).

As far as business is concerned, it is like any kind of innovation and new enhancement always cannibalizes the good old technology. In the same way, VoIP with its limitations can be widely replaced by VoLTE, which is more of a GSM based or ease of use standard. However, with more high bandwidth IP backbone on offering nowadays, VoIP can also co-exist.

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Anonymous outbound voice messaging services said...

im inclined to agree with your last point. Certainly VoIP is still what many people will choose if they have decent internet connections. But the landscape is shifting slowly, but surely.

10:09 AM  

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