Airtel’s voice services are set to get better and crisper as Ericsson has been selected by this most popular telecommunications services provider to expand its VoLTE (voice over LTE) services in India.
As part of the agreement, Airtel will deploy Ericsson’s Cloud VoLTE solution, an industrialized solution to deliver VoLTE services onto a customer data center.
The solution is capable of enabling high-definition voice (HD voice) and can provide modern communication services experiences across many types of devices, over LTE, Wi-Fi, and future 5G access.
Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, says, “We remain committed to building a state-of-the-art future-ready network as part of our network transformation program – Project Leap – and deliver a best-in-class digital experience to our smartphone customers. This partnership with Ericsson will allow us to rapidly increase VoLTE capacity to serve our growing traffic, and make our network prepared to easily introduce new communication services today and in 5G.”
As per the June 2018 Ericsson Mobility Report, India is expected to have more than 780 million VoLTE subscriptions by 2023. VoLTE technology will also be the foundation for enabling 5G voice calls on different types of 5G devices.
Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson, commented saying Ericsson’s Cloud VoLTE solution is capable of providing Airtel with a high-quality, modern, cloud-based solution for today’s and tomorrow’s communication service’s needs.