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This report addresses network strategies for operators launching VoLTE services.


  • Most operators are looking at NFV, and VoLTE will be a prime candidate for a virtualized solution. The benefits include greater flexibility, speed of deployment, and reduced cost.

Features and Benefits

  • Addresses the problems that continue to hinder VoLTE deployments and how they are impacting the market.
  • Explains how and why moving to a virtualized IMS solution can help address these issues.

Key questions answered

  • How many operators are already moving to a virtualized solution for VoLTE?
  • What should the key considerations be in terms of network virtualization strategy and vendor selection?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

VoLTE market status

  • Operators are cautious about making the move to VoLTE

Market dynamics

  • Technical and organizational challenges are holding back deployments


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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