Vodafone to trial Voice over LTE for 2015 launch

If you thought all the different types of emerging 4G LTE innovation were getting too confusing, Vodafone Australia is contributing to the combined with plans to present Voice over LTE (VoLTE) next year.

In an announcement today, Vodafone said it’ll start trialling voice services over its LTE network later this year for a wider present in 2015.

“Customers have actually quickly adopted 4G smartphones, which provide extremely fast information speeds. However no Australian network is providing voice contact its 4G network, and our brand-new core network will allow us to do that, ” stated Benoit Hanssen, Vodafone Australia CTO.

Reworking a network

The announcement for the intro of VoLTE in Australia comes with Vodafone likewise stating that it’s completely updating and settling its core network, simply as Telstra and Optus prepare to switch on the 700MHz spectrum band for their 4G networks next year.

Vodafone, which did not buy any of the 700MHz spectrum throughout the Digital Dividend auction, said last month that its 4G network would reach 95 % of Australia’s cities by the end of the year utilizing its 850MHz spectrum holding.

The telco states that its brand-new core network will certainly offer much better network agility and versatility, in addition to brand-new LTE services like VoLTE.

“With our improved indoor 4G protection and voice contact the same network, our consumers will feel the difference. The call audio quality will be high definition, and call connection times will be substantially much shorter, ” said Hanssen.

“In other words, there will certainly be practically no time at all lag between the consumer pushing the call button and the call being linked when they’re using 4G. “