Air­tel launches VoLTE ser­vices in Mumbai

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In­dia’s top tele­com op­er­a­tor Bharti Air­tel said that it has launched its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) ser­vices in Mumbai.

Air­tel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will of­fer cus­tomers HD qual­ity voice calls along with faster call set up time.

It will be avail­able on pop­u­lar 4G/LTE en­abled mo­bile de­vices, which must have a Air­tel 4G SIM. Cus­tomers can call any mo­bile, land­line network us­ing Air­tel VoLTE. There will be no ad­di­tional data charges for VoLTE and calls will be billed as per ex­ist­ing plan or packs ben­e­fits.

What truly dif­fer­en­ti­ates Air­tel VoLTE is the seam- less con­nec­tiv­ity en­abled by Air­tel’s wide 4G network cov­er­age. Even in the case of non-avail­abil­ity of 4G, Air­tel VoLTE calls will au­to­mat­i­cally fall back on 3G/2G network to en­sure that cus­tomers con­tinue to stay con­nected at all times.

Air­tel VoLTE will also al­low cus­tomers to con­tinue with their data ses­sions at 4G speeds while the call is in progress.

Ab­hay Savar­gaonkar, Di­rec­tor – Net­works, Bharti Air­tel said, “This is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone in Air­tel’s network trans­for­ma­tion jour­ney un­der Project Leap. Air­tel has built a world-class 4G network across In­dia and with the VoLTE com­pat­i­ble de­vice ecosys­tem be­gin­ning to ma­ture, we be­lieve it’s the right time to en­able VoLTE call­ing as part of our ser­vice port­fo­lio. Over the next few months, we will rapidly ac­cel­er­ate the de­ploy­ment of VoLTE to cover all key ge­ogra­phies to bring HD qual­ity call­ing to our cus­tomers. We keenly look for­ward to our de­vice part­ners en­abling Air­tel VoLTE on their smart­phones.”

Air­tel has also de­ployed 4G Ad­vanced Car­rier Ag­gre­ga­tion technology in Mumbai that en­ables data speeds of up to 135 Mbps by com­bin­ing spec­trum ca­pac­i­ties in 2300 Mhz (TD LTE) and 1800 Mhz (FD LTE).

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