Yes, says Magnus Moller-Petersen, the EVP Sales and Marketing at global mobile device intelligence specialist, Sicap. “But only if operators are able to manage the standard RCS Universal Profile handsets and those built according to proprietary solutions”,
At present, only one in five of the world’s almost 700 LTE networks have enabled Voice over LTE (VoLTE). This service was introduced a decade ago and promised better communication for all with an ultra-fast call setup time, sterling usability and crystal-clear audio quality. The ultra-slow VoLTE roll-out pace is not surprising considering how difficult it is to launch this technology. What is slowing down VoLTE? Device makers are now shipping handsets with built-in RCS VoLTE Device Entitlement software. Will that finally get VoLTE going?
The Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) business model first emerged in Japan in 1997. Since then, the global MVNO subscriber base has steadily grown and is expected to soon exceed the 300-million landmark. It is currently growing five times faster than the operator segment. The MVNO business market has however, always been controversial.
Sicap has complemented its flagship Device Management Centre solution with a VoLTE Device Entitlement Server suitable for all leading mobile operating systems in the market. This new solution is on show at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and can enable operators to enter into the VoLTE mass market saving on deployment costs and testing efforts.
Albania’s award-winning telecommunications service provider, ALBtelecom has signed up with Swiss telecom firm, Sicap to deploy its Device Management Centre solution. This will automatically configure Albanian mobile handsets to connect to the ALBtelecom network and further strengthens Sicap’s mobile device leadership.
The Canadian Volaris Group Inc. has acquired Sicap Schweiz AG, including of all its subsidiaries. Sicap will become a Volaris Business Unit. All the current Sicap branding will remain the same.