HSINCHU, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek and Ericsson today announced successful testing to enable Wi-Fi calling across advanced MediaTek powered mobile devices and Ericsson's mobile network. The collaboration will bring the advantages of Wi-Fi calling to a significantly larger base of devices and end-users.
"Our collaboration with Ericsson, a technology leader in mobile networks, assures our broad customer base that MediaTek's Wi-Fi interworking is state-of-the-art," said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operations Officer at MediaTek. "The comprehensive testing is a validation of our SoC reference base and reinforces our goal to bring the best technology and experiences to users around the world."
The comprehensive suite of testing between a MediaTek based mobile device and the Ericsson Evolved Packet Core and Ericsson IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) included registration, idle and active call mobility - for example between Wi-Fi and LTE - SMS, voice and video calling and emergency services Wi-Fi calling.
These features, already available on Ericsson's mobile network solution, are now also offered on MediaTek helio X and P series SoC's -- starting from helio P10 -- and on all new 4G LTE smartphone SoC platforms from MediaTek.
"Ericsson is pleased to see MediaTek's reference platforms for smartphones pass all test cases for Wi-Fi calling interworking. This will contribute to boosting the device ecosystem for Wi-Fi calling, enabling more of our customers to launch this attractive service," said Anders Olin, Head of Product Area Network Functions from Ericsson.
Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.
Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.
Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.
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