A senior AT&T executive has confirmed the company plans on rolling out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) later this year.
AT&T Senior Vice President of Network Technologies Kris Rinne told attendees at VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit that the company would be delivering HD voice later this year, repeating what the carrier had said previously.
Ericsson and China Mobile have demonstrated the first “dual mode” HD voice call between TD-LTE and LTE-FDD, the two different types of LTE.
The demonstration included ST-Ericsson’s Thor LTE modem, Renesas Mobile quad mode chipsets, and Ericsson’s LTE TDD/FDD radio solution and IMS platform and was conducted at China Mobile’s booth at the [...]
Telefonica has become the first network operator to demonstrate the ability to transfer voice calls seamlessly and without interruption from an LTE network to a 3G network. However, the handover was conducted in a test lab environment simulation – not in the real world.
The handover was conducted in Germany at the labs of [...]
A couple of Tweets and a short web piece suggest Sweden may get HD voice service via VoLTE next year. But there’s not a lot of detail as to what carriers might be launching the service.
“Soon HD audio for mobile calls,” published in Computer Sweden, runs a brief quote from the sales [...]
Out at the CTIA MobileCON show, Verizon execs say it won’t start consumer trials of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) until late 2013, with service turn up not expected until 2014. Advantages the carrier had with first introducing the technology in the U.S. seem to have gone by the wayside when it comes to voice [...]
The Global mobile Suppliers Association’s (GSA) October 1, 2012 report says 351 operators are investing in LTE, with 105 operators having launched commercial LTE networks in 48 countries. Another 194 network deployments are in progress.
GSA forecasts 159 networks will be commercially launched in 68 countries by the end of 2012, with 195 live [...]
The outlook for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in America is pretty dire, with sources saying it might be until late 2013 before Verizon lights up nationwide coverage. and 2014 for Sprint. One person with insight into LTE said AT&T had an outside chance of beating Verizon.
Turning back the clock to Mobile World Congress [...]
A piece in the Korean Times calls attention to the largest LTE audiences. Verizon has the most, followed by NTT DOCOMO and SK Telecom.
SK Telecom already has VoLTE and HD voice deployed, with six handsets: Samsung Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2, LG Optimus Vu & Optimus G, and the Vega Race [...]
This story updated around 11:45 PM ET on September 12 — Audience voice processing tech is notin the Apple iPhone 5. HD Voice News apologies for the erroneous information.
After months of speculation, Apple has announced the iPhone 5. The new device supports “cellular wideband audio” and “over” 20 carriers will support the [...]
Global LTE subscribers are expected to reach 73.3 million by the end of the, says a report by IHS iSuppli. The “Consumer and Communications Market Tracker Report” predicts triple digit growth in 2013, with LTE subs to total nearly 2.6 million.
By 2016, LTE subscribers are expected to reach nearly 1.2 billion, according to [...]