Telecom service provider Vodafone today indicated of launching the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in Tamil Nadu during this year, according to a top official. Also Read - BSNL launches new Rs 399 plan with 1GB daily data FUP and 80 days validity
Asked whether roll out of VoLTE service would happen this year, Vodafone, Tamil Nadu, Business-Head, S Murali said, “(we) should be (launching it)”. Also Read - Daiwa launches 49-inch and 55-inch 4K Smart TVs in India, price starts at Rs 29,999
“You will get to know (once we launch VoLTE service). We have launched it (VoLTE service) in many parts of the country”, he said declining to elaborate. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 new Onyx Black variant launched for global markets
Some of the cities Vodafone offers VoLTE services include Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka and Kolkata.
The VoLTE services technology offers more clarity on voice through high definition calling, using the same network used for data.
Mukesh Ambani led-Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are the other operators that offer VoLTE services in the country.
Responding to a query, Murali said, the company has made investments of about Rs 600 crore in Tamil Nadu and Chennai during the current financial year.
According to him, the company has 7,234 sites during the period January 2017 and 2018 with more than 1,700 equipped with double carrier facility which offer “double the speed” for customers.
“(The company) invested Rs 7,300 crore till date.
Invested over Rs 450 crore in current financial year (in Tamil Nadu)”, he said, adding the company holds a market share of 21.8 per cent with 16 million customers.
In Chennai, the company, has 2,539 sites launched between January 2017 and 2018. “Invested Rs 3,000 crore till date and during the current financial year invested Rs 150 crore”, he said.
Murali said the company offers SuperNet 4G services in more than 1,800 towns in Tamil Nadu.