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Huawei and Qualcomm Complete LTE Voice Call Testing and Optimization Based on the 3GPP R9 Protocol

– August 02, 2012 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that they completed an LTE FDD flash CSFB (Circuit Switched Fallback) voice call to UMTS using R9 protocol and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon™ S4 processor, the MSM8960, during a series of optimization tests.

The tests, based on the flash CSFB voice solution for the R9 protocol, resulted in lower call setup latency than that of the R8 protocol, and very close to that of a native UMTS voice call. During the CSFB testing, which also included LTE TDD calls, good call setup times were seen for both UMTS and GSM.

LTE networks have already met users’ need for higher speed mobile broadband data services. The introduction of R9 CSFB will further enhance users’ experiences and enable high quality voice services on their LTE-based smart phones, through CSFB to GSM and UMTS. CSFB is an industry standard voice solution that enables LTE devices to fully utilize existing 2G/3G networks for voice and SMS services.

The joint CSFB testing was part of an ongoing cooperation between Huawei and Qualcomm on interoperability testing and optimization involving GSM/UMTS/LTE TDD/FDD technologies. The widespread adoption of LTE smart devices, led by Qualcomm’s integrated LTE multimode solutions, has enabled the industry to accelerate LTE voice services. Huawei’s LTE CSFB solution has been commercially deployed in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe and other regions, allowing users to enjoy fast LTE data services and improved voice services.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one-third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPress.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Topics: LTE, Snapdragon
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