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Vodafone claims first for Portugal with VoLTE launch

Vodafone said it is the first mobile operator in Portugal to launch voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, offering improved voice quality and the ability to use voice and data services simultaneously over its 4G network.

Three UK vaults over rivals with '4G Super Voice' VoLTE service

Three UK has become the first mobile operator in the UK to launch voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, beating rivals Vodafone UK and EE to the punch.

Smile raises $365M for Africa LTE expansion, plans DR Congo launch in 2016

Smile Telecoms raised $365 million (€326 million) to expand its existing LTE networks and services in Africa, and said it plans to launch services in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) early in 2016.

Mobile voice will carry on, but not as we know it

Three years ago almost all UK smartphone owners made at least one call per week. Now, 25 per cent of smartphone users have become data-exclusive, in a given week. If the rate of decline continues at the same pace, almost half of smartphone owners would not be making traditional voice calls weekly by mid-2018, Deloitte said. VoWiFi and VoLTE are expected to play an important part in maintaining voice's role.

T-Mobile launches RCS-based native video calling feature

T-Mobile US  is launching a native video calling service on its network, though the service is only available right now on a handful of new Samsung Electronics smartphones. The announcement comes a little more than a month after T-Mobile unveiled new messaging services based on Rich Communication Services (RCS) technology. 

Swisscom claims European first after combining Wi-Fi calling with VoLTE

Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings.

Session border controller, IMS core revenues jump 23 percent, says research firm

The session border controller market is seeing benefits from the increased adoption of SIP trunking and emerging wireless Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. According to a new Dell'Oro Group report, SBC and IMS core revenues together rose nearly 23 percent year-over-year.

Verizon's Small: We have close to 4M VoLTE customers

Verizon Wireless has nearly 4 million customers using its Voice over LTE service, which it launched in September 2014, according to a senior Verizon executive. Although a tiny fraction of the 103.7 million total retail postpaid connections Verizon had at the end of the second quarter, it is the first time Verizon has disclosed how widely VoLTE has been adopted on its network.

RFS debuts tower-mounted amplifiers for 700 MHz, PCS and AWS spectrum

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has introduced new tower mounted amplifiers (TMAs) that have variable gain in a variety of spectrum bands, including 700 MHz, PCS and all AWS frequencies.

Telenor Sweden chooses Ericsson for VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling

Ericsson is working with Telenor Sweden to upgrade the operator's network to enable it to provide voice over LTE (VoLTE), Wi-Fi calling and richer communication services for customers.