Brock Butler is currently director of Spirent’s Wireless Location Technology product segment. After joining Spirent in 1999 as a development engineer, Brock progressed to a group manager, then product manager for one of Spirent’s key UMTS test products. He has been a part of the Spirent team which has made major contributions to development of the LBS standards in the 3GPP. Spirent filled the Editor and Rapporteur roles for the TS 51.010 and TS 34.171 A-GPS Terminal Conformance Specifications, as well as the Editor role for the Enabler Test Specification for SUPL in the OMA. Brock holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, Pennsylvania, USA. Connect with Brock on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter at @brockbutler.
As LTE networks start to mature across the world, more and more carriers are looking introduce voice services on LTE networks using a technology called Voice over LTE (VoLTE). What is not always understood is that voice services on LTE are very different from those on 2G and 3G networks. An appreciation of the differences leads us to the conclusion that we must think and act differently for 4G. This article addresses the uniqueness of VoLTE and briefly explains the technical features required to make VoLTE work. Most importantly, we discuss the implications this has on making sure VoLTE and next-generation wireless voice services work as expected.
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My last post questioned what drives 70,000 people to go to the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. As I reflect on this while traveling home, the answer seems very clear: it intensely focuses our energy on working together to progress our business and the state of wireless technology in the world.
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