Kineto Adds VoLTE Support to Smart Wi-Fi Solution
Kineto Wireless, Inc., an innovator in the mobile industry, today announced that it has added IMS-based voice and messaging capabilities compatible with the GSMA’s VoLTE initiative to its Smart Wi-Fi smartphone client.
By adding support for the GSMA’s IMS-based voice and messaging profile (IR.92), the Kineto Smart Wi-Fi client can use existing Wi-Fi access points to provide coverage to smartphone subscribers when they are at home or in the office – locations where Wi-Fi is most often used. With VoLTE support in the Smart Wi-Fi client, ordinary Wi-Fi access points become LTE small cells, bringing indoor coverage and capacity to macro LTE network deployments.
“Kineto is the leader in delivering mobile voice and messaging services over Wi-Fi as a seamless extension to a macro cellular radio network,” said Steve Shaw, vice president of corporate marketing for Kineto Wireless. “Adding IMS voice and messaging support to our Smart Wi-Fi client lets mobile operators quickly extend VoLTE services to their customers over Wi-Fi, turning existing access points in the home and office into LTE small cells.”
Kineto’s Smart Wi-Fi client runs on more than 10 million smartphones today, delivering hundreds of millions of mobile voice minutes a month over Wi-Fi. With Smart Wi-Fi, subscribers receive a consistent voice and messaging experience regardless of the underlying network.