Press Release                                                                                                            

VoLGA Forum Adds New Capabilities to Voice Over LTE Specifications


July 12, 2010

The VoLGA Forum announced today it has released an updated set of specifications for delivering mobile voice and SMS services over LTE. This latest release adds key new features and capabilities to facilitate rapid deployment, including:


• the use of VoLGA over HSPA;
• support for SIM-less emergency calling;
• optimized voice-bearer routing; and
• host APIs for LTE handsets.


"We are pleased to see that the VoLGA Forum has continued to add valuable new capabilities
to the specifications," said Karl-Heinz Nenner, chairman of the VoLGA Forum. "Voice
continues to be a critical service for next-generation mobile networks. The additional features make VoLGA a very complete solution."


The VoLGA Forum has 19 member companies, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ditech Networks, GENBAND, HTC, Huawei, Kineto Wireless, LG Electronics, Mavenir, Motorola, Samsung, Sonus, SPA, Tecore Networks, Ulticom, Vitendo, WiChorus
and ZTE.


The VoLGA documents are available for download at For more information about VoLGA, please visit





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