Vodafone recently announced that it has started initiating the rollout of its 4G VoLTE (voice over LTE) services in India. These new VoLTE services rollout for Vodafone is its first kind and denotes that it would soon take over on Jio which had already started offering VoLTE services to its customers by default. Also, Airtel has been testing its VoLTE services in selected zones.
Regarding this new 4G VoLTE services, Sunil Sood, Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone India, added that “The introduction of VoLTE will enhance customer experience with HD quality calling and offer our customers newer possibilities. Vodafone VoLTE is an important step towards introducing futuristic technology enhancing our data strong network”.
To this, he further added that Vodafone’s subscribers in Gujarat who have a 4G handset with VoLTE feature can get a 4G SIM from any company store and enjoy the HD call quality.
Right now, Vodafone is not the only one with 4G VoLTE services being tested in select regions as Airtel had already started with its VoLTE services rollout last year. As of now, Airtel’s 4G VoLTE services are available in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, and Telangana to name a few.
The telecom major lastly added that it has built a robust and resilient data-strong network of 1,40,000 sites that would enable better call quality and mobile internet experience to its customers.
VoLTE technology would allow an operator to offer both voice and data on the same network with voice being just another application that rides on an LTE data network.