How can you profit from VoWi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is everywhere. According to a recent study by Wi-Fi Alliance as much as 71% of all mobile communication flows over Wi-Fi. So let’s discuss the benefits of VoWi-Fi.

 

VoWi-Fi stands for Voice over (EPC-integrated) Wi-Fi and it uses a wireless broadband network for the purpose of vocal conversation. VoWi-Fi is a complementary technology to VoLTE and utilises IMS technology to provide a packet voice service that is delivered over IP via a Wi-Fi network.

 

Both end users and mobile operators will have benefits from Voice over Wi-Fi.

 

Here are the biggest advantages for customers:

  • Can make calls even without a mobile signal (e.g. in a remote location or in a property with thick walls).
  • Benefit from security being based on SIM-based authentication as for VoLTE.
  • Experience better indoor coverage.

 

Here are the biggest advantages for operators:

  • Unlock revenue opportunities.
  • Leverage existing SIM-based security and authentication as for VoLTE.
  • Gain the opportunity to access IMS-based services via Wi-Fi access.
  • Issue a single bill for the user for all IMS-based services across different access types.
  • Ensure ongoing relevance with customers.
  • Gain competitive advantage.
  • Benefit from voice/video telephony services provided by IMS and the MMTEL application server as for VoLTE/ViLTE.
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Nadiia Gunko