In the US Verizon and AT&T will introduce Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services this year. So, when will we see it happen here? “Sometime in the future,” says Vic Mclelland, Managing Director Networks at Optus. Testing is underway, so it seems likely that such services will be available from at least two of the three mobile network providers before too long.
This week on CrossTalk, we ask why is VoLTE so important? In the long term it can mean operators can stop carrying voice over 3G and repurpose the spectrum, but what can it do in the short term? Vic Mclelland and Håkan Eriksson, Ericsson’s CEO Australia and New Zealand, talk to Phil Dobbie about the benefits of VoLTE.