Initially, the services will be available for Idea Cellular employees only.
Idea Cellular has announced that it will launch 4G VoLTE services starting March 01, 2018. Initially, the service will be available only in select cities that too just for employees.
Idea said that it will roll out VoLTE services in 30 cities first including Kochi, Trivandrum, Calicut, Pune, Goa, Nashik, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, and Hyderabad. In the first phase of launch, Maharashtra and Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh & Telangana will get the services.
In the next phase, Idea says, it will roll out the VoLTE services in 20 circles by April-end. With this Idea has become the fourth operator to offer VoLTE services in India. Reliance Jio was the first operator to launch VoLTE services in India, followed by Bharti Airtel. Vodafone too joined the bandwagon recently.
VoLTE stands for Voice over Long-Term Evolution and is used for transmitting voice data over the 4G/LTE network, rather than using 2G/ 3G connections. The USP of VoLTE technology is its HD voice calling quality which is much superior to normal 2G/3G voice calling and far more data can be transferred over 4G than 2G or 3G. VoLTE can connect calls quite fast in comparison to normal 2G and 3G connections. Moreover, battery life also gets increased with VoLTE technology.