BEELINE TAPS MAVENIR FOR IMS MODERNIZATION
VimpelCom-backed Beeline Russia has announced that it has enlisted Mavenir to collaborate on the joint development of its network and in particular the modernization of its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) platform. The cooperation envisages the development of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), and potentially voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) technology – depending on the level of commercial demand. Moscow and St Petersburg have been pinpointed for VoLTE activity, with the service likely to be extended to pre-paid as well as post-paid customers. Beeline introduced VoLTE for post-paid users on certain devices in Moscow in 2015.