HKT Hong Kong launches Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service with Huawei's network solution based on the latest 3GPP R10 standard. The offer of seamless VoLTE service to its 4G customers which is first of its kind in the island is bundled with Samsung Note 3 LTE smartphone. The new service comes with extended feature set such as higher quality video and clearer sound and faster voice call set-up (around 1 second for VoLTE calls to VoLTE calls). It can also enhance video call quality to 640 pixel x 480 pixel or above.
Huawei said that the launch marks the world’s first commercial launch of the latest standard VoLTE technology (3GPP standard Release 10-based which enables a totally seamless handover of voice calls from 4G to 3G coverage), reflecting the growth and maturity of the VoLTE ecosystem in the marketplace. It also marks an important collaboration between HKT, Huawei and Samsung.