For the past decade, the industry has been laser-focused on mobile data and how network operators are going to address users' escalating demands for data. Voice services, for the most part, took a back seat to data during this time. But that's no longer true. Voice over LTE, Wi-Fi calling and HD Voice are now becoming must-have services for operators.
U.S. Cellular will begin testing Voice over LTE service with users in a handful of markets this year. Speaking at the Citi 2015 Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference on Tuesday, CEO Ken Meyers said that in 2015 the company will focus on finishing its LTE rollout and will begin a VoLTE user trial in "two or three" markets.
2014 is nearly at and end and it's the time of the year when there are countless year-end review articles and 2015 predictions. While there were many highlights of 2014, I choose to hone in on network and competition. Instead of predictions, my 2015 expectations have been laid out with technology paths and the previous year's events.
BEDMINSTER, N.J.-- Verizon Wireless plans to launch carrier aggregation for its 700 MHz and AWS spectrum in 2015 along with other LTE Advanced features, according to a Verizon executive.
The evolution of mobile networks and services has continued to dominate in 2014 as operators across Europe roll out LTE, LTE Advanced, and Voice over LTE (VoLTE). At the same time, operators, vendors, regulators, standards bodies, and others have been spending an increasing amount of time investigating what 5G will be, and when it is likely to happen.
Telefónica Deutschland is ready to take a leading role in Europe as one of the first operators to deploy a commercial voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.
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).