Verizon aggressively backing for VoLTE before winding up traditional voice

By August 15th, 2015 AT 1:40 PM

American telecom giant Verizon is working hard to make Voice over LTE (VoLTE) a default feature for its all customers. Presently worldwide carriers are shutting down 2G networks to make room for LTE deployments. Verizon is also walking to it – the company has plans to phase out its entire CDMA network by 2021. But before that they need to have a robust 4G network running.

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Now Verizon’s VOLTE feature is an opt-in feature where customers need to select this feature on their VOLTE enabled smartphones. David Small, executive vice president of wireless operations at Verizon Wireless informed that more than 4 million customers are using this feature, which will be the default voice option to all customers in due course.

Small also informed that VOLTE is better than Verizon’s traditional HD Voice on 3G and they are getting few complaints from VOLTE consumers regarding call drop issues.

Verizon has given such handsets to their employees to test VoLTE services to point out any issues or technical glitches which are needed to be taken care of. Not only that Verizon stores are actively recommending the customers (who are buying new connections or new 4G smartphones) to try VOLTE.

Globally VoLTE is yet to make a success story but the room is all open to be one. With Verizon’s aggressive VoLTE campaign the technology itself will be benefited hugely.

Here in India we are also looking at evolution of VoLTE. India’s upcoming 4G player Reliance Jio skipped 2G and 3G, so for them success of VOLTE is very much crucial.?

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rajdeep

just when will bsnl launch any info on its 4g as it has pan India 800 band network which should be used for 4g as it has very good coverage

DUANE
DUANE

India also should phase out CDMA asap. Its only taxi drivers who use CDMA and take advantage of the unlimited on net (Tata to Tata or Reliance to Reliance) voice calling. Tata Docomo has already started the process by shutting down voice services on CDMA in some small towns.

RDB
RDB

In other countries CDMA players shutting down EVDO, to move customers to use data on LTE. Then they will shut down voice on 1x.

rajdeep
rajdeep

well first thay need 4g devices which support 800 band in cheap prices not many devices support them in low prices also that the 4g transition should be smooth and the price of data packs and voice should not really be off the roof and duane verizon is gonna do that till 2021 it will atleast need 2023-24 to be done the same thing here

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