Bharti Airtel, one of the most successful telecom operators in the country, has bagged yet another achievement. The company has finally become a pan-India Voice over LTE (VoLTE) operator, just like its competitor, Reliance Jio. The service is now live in all the 22 telecom circles of India. To make things even better, Airtel VoLTE is now supported out of the box in more than 250 smartphones that have already been launched. Of course, this number would only increase as each day passes and new smartphones keep getting launched in the country.
Airtel VoLTE is now a pan-India service
Till last month, the Airtel VoLTE service was available in 21 telecom circles of the country (Jammu and Kashmir being the only one left). Finally, the company’s official website has given us the confirmation stating that Airtel VoLTE is now live across all markets in India.
Just in case you are not aware, Airtel was the first company to launch 4G services in India as the launch date goes way back in 2012. That, however, was taken over by Reliance Jio when the company made the commercial launch of 4G in the country in September 2016. Airtel could manage to do the same only in September 2017, so Jio had a year full of kickstart in India. Furthermore, unlike the current depth of devices that support Airtel VoLTE, the initial days saw a pretty small chunk of devices. Needless to say, the Airtel VoLTE network has gone a long way ever since its infant days.
In India, all the major smartphone brands including Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Asus, Gionee, Oppo, Vivo, Lava, Karbonn, Zen, Nokia, Tecno, Lephone, Celkon, Itel, Honor, Micromax, Infinix, Intex, Panasonic, Huawei, Spice, Sony, Motorola, Ziox, and Realme. Moreover, the majority of the upcoming devices will obviously come with the same support, so the network is only going to get stronger. For instance, the recently launched Realme XT and the Redmi Note 8 Pro also have the support for Airtel VoLTE.
As far as the benefits of Airtel VoLTE are concerned, users get HD calls support and instant call connect which, as per the company, connects three times faster when compared to a normal call.
In addition to all this, Airtel has already started testing out voWi-Fi (Voice over Wi-Fi). For that matter, not only Airtel, the other telco giants like Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea are also in the race to be the first company in India to make the voWi-Fi commercial. As a matter of fact, Airtel has already started testing the same in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, so we can expect the upcoming technology to be the talk-of-the-town in the coming times. As far as the launch date is concerned, we can expect the same to be unveiled as early as Q1, 2020, or it may even go live by the end of the year 2019. That, however, is not confirmed as of now.
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