I was surprised by the announcement this week that a vendor has “successfully completed a circuit switch fallback voice call”.
After reading the release, I’m shocked that making a call with CSFB is considered “a breakthrough demonstrating continued innovation in LTE/EPC”.
I’m not sure forcing a phone off LTE and back to GSM when the user wants to make a phone call is really a ‘continued innovation in LTE’.
Am I the only one that sees CS Fallback as a step backward for the industry?
It seems to me that a continued innovation would be giving operators the ability to turn their existing voice service into a VoIP service over LTE. There’s no need to ‘fall back’ for operators to make ‘full use of their existing network to protect investments’.
PS - kudos to James Middleton at Telecoms.com for using the image of the tin cans in his coverage of this 'announcement'.