LONDON--Mobile device compatibility remains a key obstacle to overcome in deploying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, according to several speakers at the LTE Voice Summit here.
LONDON--Communications service providers (CSPs) should offer voice calling for free on LTE networks and instead make their money by charging subscribers and advertisers for video calls, a senior product marketing analyst at Oracle Communications said.
T-Mobile US plans to enhance its LTE network coverage footprint over the next year or so using its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum, all while continuing to modernize its network with LTE Advanced components, according to a senior network executive at the carrier.
Some 116 mobile operators in 75 countries have commercially launched HD voice services, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).
Verizon Wireless started rolling out Voice over LTE service nationwide but is initially making VoLTE available on only two smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G2. The carrier had promised that a " robust " lineup of devices would come with its VoLTE launch, and vowed that more will come soon.
Telefónica Deutschland's pending completion of its acquisition of domestic rival E-Plus is not stopping the latter investing in network developments, with the company launching commercial trials of voice over LTE (VoLTE).
HONG KONG--Qualcomm's VP of product management said coverage is now the only barrier to large scale deployments of voice over LTE (VoLTE) in a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of the company's 3G and LTE Summit, here, today.
Apple unveiled its latest iterations of the iPhone, called the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, placing a bet that larger screen sizes and enhanced specifications will help it regain momentum in the market. As expected, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display and the 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen.
Taqua acquired partner Kineto Wireless to more seamlessly deliver Voice over Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE solutions to operators. The privately held companies did not disclose the value of the transaction.
When Apple holds its media event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for Performing Arts, near its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., industry watchers are anticipating it will finally unveil its long-rumored wearable, which many have dubbed the iWatch. However, the possible announcement of the next version of its iPhone, which could be called the iPhone 6, will likely draw the majority of attention.