C&W Panama Taps Ericsson for WiFi Calling, VoLTE

Cable & Wireless Communications said it has hired Ericsson to support an upgrade of the provider’s core network in Panama with an IMS and Evolved Packet Core solution that will enable enhanced services such as WiFi calling and voice over LTE (VoLTE).

CWP said the platform will enable its subs will have access to both voice and video calling, and “seamless handover” between LTE and WiFi networks.

Ericsson said the new WiFi calling solution is based on an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with a WiFi Mobility Gateway  and Ericsson IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and is verified on smartphone brands that support WiFi calling. Rollout, integration, and implementation are currently underway, they said.

"We are constantly working to enhance and upgrade our network and offer more services for our customers," Carlo Alloni, CWP’s EVP technology and group CTIO, said in a statement. "As a result of this upgrade, we will be able to offer our customers in Panama more options to make regular operator calls everywhere, and to have better quality all the time in a simple, seamless way.”