Vodafone India, on Tuesday, said it would roll out its Voice-Over LTE (VoLTE) services from January 2018.
The first phase of the services will be available in Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata circles and will be extended across the country in a short time, the company said in a statement.
Sunil Sood, Managing Director and CEO of Vodafone India, said, “Vodafone is getting future-ready with the advent of newer technologies and digital services. The introduction of VoLTE will enhance customer experience with HD quality calling and offer our customers newer possibilities. Vodafone VoLTE is an important step towards introducing futuristic technology enhancing our data strong network.”
The company said it would not charge anything for the service and customers. Presently, only Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel offer this service in India.
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Earlier, Idea Cellular had announced its VoLTE services to start from 2018, while BSNL will also launch 4G VoLTE services in the country in January 2018, starting with Kerala.
Government-owned telecom major, BSNL, will be competing against established private players like Jio, Bharti Airtal, Vodafone and Idea.