I’ve just recently changed my job and that reminded me, what it means to start from the beginning again. To help those of you who have just started with VoLTE/IMS I’ve created a short presentation.
Let me know if it works (and maybe one day I’ll find some to make a recording too 🙂 ). Good luck!
If you know a bit about SIP and IMS you are probably aware that they are quite flexible. There are many ways how to do some solution and different vendors can easily come up with different implementation for the same thing.
In trainings people are asking very often – is this SIP message mandatory, what will happen if our client will not support this feature, what header attribute is the right one to identify xyz?
Well we have a huge number of specifications (from different organizations and bodies as 3GPP, IETF, OMA, GSMA, …). To avoid the confusion for VoLTE service GSMA created (yes another) document called VoLTE Service Description and Implementation Guide. This is not a classical spec, rather a guide what are the exact call flows and what message fields are relevant for the VoLTE.
We already know the registration from other posts (Registration, How to read tcpdump – Registration, Third party registration, Sh, ..). In the VoLTE the flow looks like this: