Sri Lanka’s Dialog launches first VoLTE network on 4G

Sep 01, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata, announced the launch of VoLTE (Voice over LTE), enabling ultra-high quality voice and video calls over its 4GLTE Networks today.

VoLTE will be available at all locations covered by Dialog’s mobile 4G network in Sri Lanka, the company said in a statement.

“The technology represents the future of voice communications over all-IP networks and exhibits several distinctive features including instant call set-up, HD/Near-Stereo voice quality and extended value added services such as audio content sharing and live music over voice calls,”

“In addition, customers could make voice or video calls with VoLTE, whilst simultaneously using 4G LTE data.”

Subscribers would require a LTE handsetthat is VoLTE capable in order to experience this service. It is envisaged that a majority of mid to up-end LTE handsets would be produced with VoLTE capability going forward.

Dialog presented VoLTE for the first time in Sri Lanka in June this year, and accompanied the announcement with an invitation to subscribers to experience the service first hand at the Dialog Iconic Experience Centre.

In July this year, Dialog became the first network service provider in South Asia to demonstrate 4.5G Services with a throughput of 1Gbps over an LTE air interface.

The 4G LTE Services are expected to provide ultra-high speed broadband coverage to all populated areas of the country in the near future.

The Dialog Group operates Sri Lanka’s widest mobile 4G network based on FD-LTE technology and a Fixed 4G Network based on TD-LTE.