Verizon, AT&T offering interoperable VoLTE to some customers

Colin Gibbs, FierceWireless, 7/7/16 The nation’s two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Finally. VoLTE offers as much as three times more voice and data capacity than 3G technologies, enabling higher quality connections. The technology also allows carriers to increase bandwidth. AT&T confirmed to FierceWireless that some […]

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Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:17 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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U.S. Cellular: CDMA carriers face a VoLTE ‘gap’

Colin Gibbs, Fiercewireless, 5/12/16 While some U.S. carriers are moving ambitiously to deploy VoLTE — T-Mobile is the obvious example here — U.S. Cellular is taking a more measured approach and plans to begin to bring the technology to market next year. And one major factor is that CDMA operators face a greater challenge with […]

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Posted on May 12, 2016 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon, AT&T miss initial VoLTE interoperability target, promise it will happen this year

Sue Marek, FierceWireless, 3/2/16 A top Verizon  executive said that the company’s VoLTE interoperability testing with competitor AT&T Mobility is going well and that the company expects VoLTE interoperability with AT&T to be commercially available this year. The companies had previously said interoperability would be available by the end of last year. Speaking at the FierceWireless luncheon […]

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Posted on March 2, 2016 at 9:05 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T completes its first LTE calls with another carrier

Jon Fingas, Engadget, 12/31/15 Voice over LTE is about to become meaningful. You can already get high-quality LTE phone calls on multiple US carriers, but they’re not all that practical when they only work between customers from the same carrier. They’re on the cusp of hitting the mainstream, though: AT&T has quietly revealed that, as […]

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Posted on December 31, 2015 at 8:57 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GSA: VoLTE deployments reach 40 worldwide

Anne Morris, Fierce Wireless, 12/18/15 The number of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) deployments has reached 40 worldwide, as mobile operators continue to focus on improving the quality of voice services by offering high-definition (HD) voice on 2G/3G and 4G networks. According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), the total number of HD voice deployments including VoLTE […]

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Posted on December 18, 2015 at 8:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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4G Flaw Affects All Android Phones on AT&T, Verizon

Tom’s Guide / Marshall Honorof, Yahoo!News, 10/22/15 The vast majority of security flaws can only affect you if your software is out-of-date, or if you neglect to install a security suite. Once in a while, though, one crops up that blasts users across the board. Such is the case with a newly discovered cellphone flaw. […]

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Posted on October 22, 2015 at 7:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Swisscom claims European first after combining Wi-Fi calling with VoLTE

Michael Carroll, FierceWireless, 8/28/15 Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings. The operator launched its Wi-Fi calling service in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Thursday and said it planned to extend the service to other countries over time. […]

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Posted on August 28, 2015 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GSA: VoLTE launches reach 16 as operators embrace HD voice benefits

Anne Morris, FierceWireless, 4/13/15 Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and LTE Advanced (LTE-A) are among the hottest mobile network trends right now for operators, and deployments are rising across the globe. According to the latest update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) on LTE, mobile operators are increasingly embracing the benefits brought by VoLTE such […]

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Posted on April 13, 2015 at 8:59 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sprint brings Wi-Fi calling feature to newer iPhones, but smooth handoffs are MIA

Phil Goldstein, FierceWireless, 4/13/15 Wi-Fi calling service is coming to Apple’s  iPhone. The carrier said that starting today, Sprint customers with an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s and 5c will get access to the feature via an over-the-air software update that will be distributed over the next week. Sprint said that with the addition of […]

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Posted on April 13, 2015 at 8:56 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 2/10/15 Wi-Fi may carry many voice calls within the next few years, but the technology required to make those calls is still young in some ways. Mobile subscribers have been talking and doing video chats over Wi-Fi for a long time using Internet-based services such as Skype. Now carriers are offering ways […]

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Posted on February 10, 2015 at 8:41 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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