Latest News – As it looks to take on Reliance Jio, country’s top mobile operator Bharti Airtel, which is currently undergoing trials for voice over LTE (VoLTE) in some cities including Mumbai, plans to launch commercial services in the next quarter.
Although Airtel has not shared an exact timeline but people aware of the plans said the Sunil Bharti Mittal-owned firm is likely to launch VoLTE services in next quarter. Also, Airtel’s 4G footprint will cover all the towns and cities by end of 2017 financial year. The company has already launched 4G services in all the 22 telecom circles but a few cities and towns in the circles are currently not getting the latest technology but the company is upgrading its network to cover most of the country by end of FY17.
When asked for a comment, an Airtel spokesperson said, “We are piloting/testing VoLTE in a few places but there are no launch timelines that we can share at this point.”
During an investor call on Q4 results, Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal had said that VoLTE would be very relevant in the (Read More)