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.
VoLTE accounts for "well over half" of all calls on T-Mobile's network, the carrier said today, supporting more than 300 million calls a day from 27 million users on 40 models of supporting handsets.
T-Mobile appears to quietly be testing Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), a next-generation technology at the heart of Full HD Voice, in a move that likely is geared toward improving the quality of the carrier's VoLTE calls.
Ericsson announced that upgrades to Vodafone Netherlands' (NL) core network have enabled the operator to launch the first cloud-based, fully virtualised, voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling service in the country.
We reported this week that Vodafone Italy and TIM have initiated IP interconnection interoperability tests on their respective networks, with a view to enabling customers of both operators to call each other using voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology and swap messages and bits of contents using RCS-based apps.
TIM and Vodafone Italy said they are carrying out interoperability tests on their respective networks in an effort to enable customers of both operators to make voice calls over LTE (VoLTE) and exchange messages based on the RCS (Rich Communication Suite services) standard.
U.S. Cellular said it has largely finished its LTE network buildout, and noted it now covers roughly 99 percent of its postpaid customers with LTE service. The company also said it is now rolling out LTE roaming agreements with "multiple" unnamed partners.
The deployment of VoLTE and the refarming of PCS spectrum (as well as the deployment of the AWS spectrum) are key initiatives for the U.S. wireless industry that could potentially result in $28 billion to $30 billion in business for American Tower over the next few years, according to the company's CEO.
Top U.S. Cellular executives said that the company currently has enough spectrum and resources to meet its customers' demands for mobile connections. However, company executives said at an investor event that the company might purchase some spectrum in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum.
T-Mobile's LTE network expanded geographically by nearly 250 percent in 2015, company executives boasted, and now covers 304 POPs. CTO Neville Ray credited most of that expansion to T-Mobile's used of 700 MHz A block spectrum, which it has deployed to a population of 185 million POPs.