Around 83 per cent of operators surveyed say they will deploy VoLTE by 2016, up from 3 per cent today, according to a new report.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is being hyped as a major growth market spin off from LTE network rollouts, yet analysts claim there is still no business case for VoLTE and that there are some misleading messages about the technology.
3 UK has become the latest UK operator to announce it is making use of Wi-Fi networks to help improve the experience of its customers in areas where there is no or poor mobile coverage.
EE signalled it is ready to fight over-the-top (OTT) voice over IP (VoIP) services with plans to launch a Wi-Fi-based service later this year, and voice over LTE (VoLTE) in 2015.
Zain Kuwait said it has completed the country's first voice over LTE (VoLTE) trial over its LTE network with the help of network equipment manufacturers Huawei and Nokia Solutions and Networks, which is now known as the Networks division of Nokia.
Although U.S. carriers are beginning to deploy Voice over LTE service to provide higher-quality voice, simultaneous voice-and-LTE data and other features, they could eventually deliver voice services to devices like tablets and TVs, according to an executive from network vendor Mavenir.
NICE, France--The dilemmas faced by mobile operators got a good airing during Wednesday's keynote sessions at the TM Forum Live conference here, with the GSMA's director general giving what could be interpreted as a gentle rebuke to vendors and "politicians" who are trying to rush ahead to 5G.
The extensive presence of LTE networks is stimulating the deployment of VoLTE, with 59.6 million VoLTE subscriptions expected to be in place by the end of 2014.
Verizon Wireless indicated it has struck deals with both Sprint and T-Mobile US to interconnect VoIP traffic, which could be a precursor to Voice over LTE roaming agreements.
T-Mobile US said it has launched Voice over LTE in the Seattle area for customers using three devices, the LG Electronics G Flex and Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Light. The announcement comes just ahead of AT&T Mobility's own VoLTE launch, scheduled for Friday in a handful of markets on one phone.