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Performance analysis and deployment of VoLTE mechanisms over 3GPP LTE-based networks

Tabany, M. R. and Guy, C. G. (2013) Performance analysis and deployment of VoLTE mechanisms over 3GPP LTE-based networks. International Journal of Computer Science and Telecommunications, 4 (10). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2047-3338

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Long Term Evolution based networks lack native support for Circuit Switched (CS) services. The Evolved Packet System (EPS) which includes the Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is a purely all-IP packet system. This introduces the problem of how to provide voice call support when a user is within an LTE network and how to ensure voice service continuity when the user moves out of LTE coverage area. Different technologies have been proposed for the purpose of providing a voice to LTE users and to ensure the service continues outside LTE networks. The aim of this paper is to analyze and evaluate the overall performance of these technologies along with Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) Inter-RAT handover to Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Networks/ GSM-EDGE radio access Networks (UTRAN/GERAN). The possible solutions for providing voice call and service continuity over LTE-based networks are Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB), Voice over LTE via Generic Access (VoLGA), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) based on IMS/MMTel with SRVCC and Over The Top (OTT) services like Skype. This paper focuses mainly on the 3GPP standard solutions to implement voice over LTE. The paper compares various aspects of these solutions and suggests a possible roadmap that mobile operators can adopt to provide seamless voice over LTE.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:36582
Uncontrolled Keywords:VoLTE, E-UTRAN, SRVCC Inter-RAT Handover, CSFB and VoLGA
Publisher:Sysbase Solutions


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