Vodafone Czech Republic became the latest European mobile operator to launch new IP-based voice services, although the lack of compatible smartphones continues to limit the number of users that are able to exploit such services.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) doesn't seem to have lasted very long when you consider the prominence of news regarding the next generation of technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G.
Verizon confirmed to FierceWireless that it is currently planning to shut down its CDMA 1X network by Dec. 31, 2019. However, the carrier said it would work with its current CDMA 1X customers and would consider operating its CDMA 1X network into 2020 if those customers need more time to move onto Verizon's LTE network.
The nation's two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Finally.
Deutsche Telekom has become the latest European operator to launch Wi-Fi calling as part of efforts to enable users to make calls where cellular network coverage is poor or non-existent.
IHS Technology predicted that the global base of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) users would hit 1 billion by 2020, aided by China Mobile's migration to the technology.
LISBON, Portugal-- Three UK said its new voice over LTE (VoLTE) service has run into several issues including accidental roaming by customers onto other operators' networks, causing a loss of revenue for the company.
While some U.S. carriers are moving ambitiously to deploy VoLTE-- T-Mobile is the obvious example here-- U.S. Cellular is taking a more measured approach and plans to begin to bring the technology to market next year.
Shares of U.S. Cellular plummeted after the carrier fell well short of expectations in its quarterly earnings. The nation's fifth-largest mobile operator posted first-quarter revenue of $958 million, below the $972.2 million expected by three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research, according to the AP.
Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5 per cent over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner.