Turkey’s leading telecommunications and technology company, has announced that it has tested enriched VoLTE in its 4G testing area in Istanbul as the operator prepares for its 4G rollout this year, partnering with Ericsson. The operator did not provide further details of the testing and how the enriched VoLTE service is different than the standard VoLTE service.
Turkcell claims that the lab test makes them the first and only Turkish operator to test Enriched VoLTE, and one of the few international technology companies to have done so. Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Agency is expected to hold the 4G LTE auction on May 26th, with a condition that requires operators to launch the service by the end of this year.
In the run up to 4G rollout and the service launch, Turkcell has started a number of internal testing, including carrier aggregation testing on the 4G LTE. Turkcell said that it has achieved a 450 Mbps LTE-A data speed on a single device with carrier aggregation technology in an internal testing.