The Confluence of Next-Gen LTE and Wi-Fi: Good News for Carriers and Customers
OTT services have displaced traditional carrier SMS for text messaging and now provide voice and video calling and conferencing. Meanwhile, smartphones have turned office landline numbers into more of a liability than a benefit for most employees. Carriers and telephony equipment vendors are countering with emergent technologies, like voice over LTE (VoLTE) and voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi), with features marrying the best of traditional telephone networks with mobile IP OTT services. In this Report, we’ll explain each technology, how they are related, the benefits to carriers, businesses and users, and some service opportunities for partners.