Nokia said it has teamed up with Finnish operator Elisa to deliver the first cloud-based Voice-over-LTE and Voice-over-Wi-Fi service in that country.
As a result of Elisa’s nationwide launch of the VoLTE service, Nokia said customers will be able to experience faster call connectivity while enjoying high 4G data speeds. The addition of Voice-over-Wi-Fi will allow Elisa customers to use any Wi-Fi access point for voice calling in areas where mobile coverage may be limited, such as inside buildings. These technologies also support video calls over both the 4G and Wi-Fi connections.
Nokia enabled the services using its cloud-based IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core, which also includes Nokia’s Telecom Application Server (TAS) to provide flexibility and scalability due it being a cloud-based technology. By deploying the Nokia TAS, Elisa can deliver all call features demanded by its customers over the LTE network.
Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, announced that its ALT1160 CAT-1 chipset has successfully completed a trial with Raspberry Pi to provide LTE connectivity on the system for the first time.
Originally developed as an affordable, credit-card sized computer for students to learn programming, Raspberry Pi is now being adopted by the wider market due to its flexibility and low cost. Connecting Altair’s LTE modem to Raspberry Pi will allow users to access cellular WAN connectivity remotely, in addition to the more traditional Wi-Fi or wired connections.
Cricket Wireless is offering its prepaid customers the chance to trial the new DirecTV Now service for one month at no charge. Customers can visit their local Cricket Wireless store to learn more about the offer beginning tomorrow, November 30, 2016.
Introduced Monday by Cricket parent company AT&T, DirecTV Now offers customers the ability to stream live TV and on demand content across devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Entry level monthly subscriptions start at $35 for 60+ channels.
PayByPhone announced expanded capabilities for riders of the Miami-Dade Metrorail. The parking app allows customers to pay for their parking from their phone and have receipts mailed directly to them. The PayByPhone service is now available at parking lots across the length of the rapid transit system.
PayByPhone said over 75 percent of residents and visitors in Miami alone use the app to complete their parking sessions, and in Coral Gables and South Miami more than 60 percent of parking revenue is generated by PayByPhone users. Expanding rapidly across the region, the service is also available in Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands, FIU, Miami Parks as well as many locations in Broward County, including Ft. Lauderdale and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
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