Airtel, Vodafone to start VoLTE battle against Reliance Jio

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone may soon start offering Voice over LTE or VoLTE services in the country to take on their bigger rival Reliance Jio, which will launch its services commercially and is banking big on VoLTE technology to offer voice services.

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Both the leading telecom operators have given contracts to Nokia for IP multimedia solution (IMS) for the implementation of VoLTE technology on their networks, the Economic Times reported.

The report said that Idea Cellular, which is the third largest telco by subscribers, is also in “active talks” with Nokia for a similar deal. Interestingly, Nokia has emerged as the only telecom gear provider to have provided IMS solution to 4G telecom operators in the country. Last year, it bagged an IMS contract worth $100 million from Reliance Jio.

The report said that the fast developing handset ecosystem in India is the main reason behind these new contracts. These telcos were earlier cautious about the deployment of the VoLTE technology in India. VoLTE technology enables a telco to provide both voice and data without switching between bands, with voice being just another application that rides on an LTE data network. VoLTE uses IP technology, similar to VoIP, but remains a core part of the network, enabling telcos to manage it easily.

Reliance Jio, which is the pan-India 4G player, is likely to start operations with around 25 smartphone models supporting its VoLTE services.

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Abhi
Abhi

LOL, poor us Indians, all suited booted but nowhere to go! Talk about VoLTE and what not all day, but don’t even have a decent data plan to actually enjoy the technologies 😛 Quite a sad situation no doubt.

Sudhakar
Sudhakar

VoLTE means making normal voice calls in 4G network. I think only samsung guru music 2 will suit you. Lol.

Amygdala
Amygdala

This is Rjio

RJio have highest 4G spectrum,
RJio have largest 4G coverage,
RJio have LYF phone,
RJio have VoLTE,
RJio have futureproof OFC,

But they didn’t launched their 4G service yet,,

Don’t be like Rjio..
Be like airtel and Vodafone..

Kiran Fernandes
Kiran Fernandes

They want blanket coverage before launching. They also want the new snapdragon 415,430,616,617,650. 652 and 820 chips to launch as most of the new phones will be implemented with this chip. and snapdragon 820 supports 600Mbps 4g speeds. There are a lot of blank spots that need to be addressed before launching nationwide 4g. So, yeah you gotta wait.

MADHAN KUMAR
MADHAN KUMAR

@Kiran: Vry sry bro my heart doesn’t let me to buy FraudTel 4G sim and test it’s 4G and post it here.Too much hate on FraudTel which won’t ever heal in me,hope you understand.

Kiran Fernandes
Kiran Fernandes

alright Madhan, I totally forgot about that. Don’t do it if you dont want to. Airtel uses unethical means to get money from the customers. And they know that they are losing out, so they are trying to play the good Samaritan by launching Project Leap.

MADHAN KUMAR
MADHAN KUMAR

@Kiran: Thanks for understanding!

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