Kineto Announces VoLGA SDK for LTE Device Developers

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September 17, 2009 | Kineto Wireless, Inc., the key innovator and leading supplier of solutions that enable delivery of mobile services over broadband, today announced a software developers kit (SDK) for mobile device vendors looking to support voice and SMS over LTE based on the recently released VoLGA specifications.

“SMS will play a key role, not as a commercial messaging service but as an enabler for provisioning [LTE] data services and roaming,” said Carrie Pawsey, senior analyst with Ovum, cautioning mobile operators in a
recent report.

In data-only LTE deployments, operators rely on embedded SMS to deliver critical management, provisioning and customer care messages. Kineto’s VoLGA SDK is designed for USB dongle and netbook manufacturers to support the embedded SMS capability over LTE. It enables device vendors to quickly integrate VoLGA technology into their connection manager application and support embedded SMS over LTE. The Kineto SDK supports a range of operating systems including Windows, Apple and Linux, and it will accelerate LTE devices to market.

“Operators are lining up to launch LTE data services, with USB data cards and netbooks first to market. Manufacturers need to support the operator’s existing SMS-based provisioning systems at service launch,” said Mark Powell, vice president and general manager of Kineto’s Client Business Unit and co-founder. “An alternative approach for delivering SMS over LTE, known as CS Fallback, is a dead end that will stall the market for years. Kineto is bringing out a VoLGA SDK to help drive the market forward and support early data-only LTE deployments.”

For more information about Kineto’s software developer’s kit, please visit In addition, Kineto has developed a number of whitepapers on VoLGA, the imperative to support embedded SMS at the launch of data-only LTE services, and how VoLGA supports the longer term evolution to IMS, which are available at

About VoLGA

VoLGA is a set of industry specifications being developed by the VoLGA Forum. The specifications enable mobile operators to deliver voice and SMS services over LTE access networks.

VoLGA brings a number of benefits to mobile operators who want to:

  • Cost-effectively bring voice and SMS services to LTE with minimal network disruption
  • Support new revenue-generating applications over LTE, such as IMS combinational services like the Rich Communications Suite (RCS)
  • Develop a smooth migration to IMS telephony
  • Deliver services via LTE-based femtocells
  • Support data-only LTE deployments with USB dongles and netbooks through embedded SMS provisioning and customer care

About Kineto Wireless
Kineto Wireless is the key innovator and leading supplier of standards-based solutions that enable mobile operators to embrace the cost and performance advantages of fixed and mobile broadband access networks. Kineto provides software and services to major wireless infrastructure and device vendors to enable the development products compliant with the leading 3GPP FMC and Voice over LTE standards. Kineto customers and partners include NEC, Motorola, Samsung, LG Electronics, HTC, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Infineon, ST-NXP, Cisco/Linksys, Ubiquisys, Netgear and Westell. For more information about Kineto,
please visit

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