Vodafone Tests Voice over LTE Call at UK Lab
Vodafone UK has successfully tested Voice over LTE at its specialist laboratory in Newbury, Berkshire. VoLTE will allow voice calls to be carried across Vodafone’s 4G data network, instead of using the 2G or 3G voice network as they do today.
VoLTE also offers increased voice call quality and a faster call set-up time. Vodafone UK will now continue to test and develop the service as it works toward commercial launch in the future.
In the last few months, Vodafone has expanded its LTE coverage to 263 larger cities, towns and districts as well as thousands of smaller communities across the UK. This expansion is part of £1 billion it is spending on its UK network and services this year.
Additionally operator has deployed Vodafone’s 2.6Ghz spectrum on a small cell system using Huawei’s Lampsite technology. This now gives employees and visitors to Huawei’s UK headquarters 4G data speeds of up to 82Mbps downlink and 42MBps uplink.