Lantiq, ZyXel enable VoLTE support on multi-service gateway
Lantiq and ZyXEL Communications, two leading producers of broadband access technology and service provider solutions, announced that ZyXEL’s award winning LTE5121, the fixed LTE multi-service gateway, now supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Availability of VoLTE on a fixed LTE gateway platform allows carriers to consolidate their voice, video and data networks thereby improving network operations and reducing costs in delivering triple-play services to subscribers over wireless broadband.
The ZyXEL LTE5121 gateway was a CES 2013 Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree in the Home Networking Product category; recognized for its innovative design, engineering and cutting-edge features that address what consumers and the market are expecting from 4G/LTE technology. The LTE5121 Gateway is also the best platform for ZyXEL to enable upcoming VoLTE capability for household markets. With this gateway, carriers can provide the same high quality of voice, data and video triple-play services as wired broadband can serve today, but without requiring last-mile wired infrastructure like copper or fiber.
The widely deployed Lantiq XWAY™ GRX288 Broadband network processor that powers the LTE5121 gateway manages the VoLTE software stack, which provides native voice and other rich media services. Lantiq also provides the required voice-line service chip (XWAY™ SLIC110) needed to use standard phone terminals in a home or small business.