Vodafone Qatar has launched the next-generation wireless voice service - VoLTE or voice over LTE - that enables high definition (HD+) voice calling on its GigaNet cellular network and simultaneous use of voice and data.
Vodafone VoLTE will let customers use 4G data seamlessly to browse the internet and use data-driven apps without interruption even while on a voice call, with no need to end the call to use the internet. Customers can also look forward to superior voice quality compared to 3G voice and overall quicker call connection. Handsets that support video calling will benefit from video calling over LTE.
Vodafone Qatar’s chief operating officer, Diego Camberos, said: “There could not be a better time to introduce VoLTE as yet another addition to our world-class GigaNet network. We are all social distancing responsibly and having to rely on technology to multitask and keep our busy lives on track - reaching out to friends and colleagues, even while we shop, order food or send messages. VoLTE is a major step towards enhancing customers’ calling experience, with the ability to use voice and data at the same time, HD+ quality voice calls, and faster call set-up.”
VoLTE is an optimised mobile-only technology that allows cellular voice calls over a 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network and fully integrates voice and data for a better experience. Beginning with increased service quality, Vodafone Qatar’s customers can look forward to even more innovations from VoLTE capabilities in the near future.
Vodafone customers with a VoLTE-compatible handset can enable the service through their smartphone settings, if it is not automatically enabled. Vodafone is working closely with its smartphone partners to enable VoLTE on an even wider range of smartphone models. VoLTE is charged in the same way as all other voice calls.