Three Set to Launch VoLTE in Sept; Started Expanding 4G on Low Frequency 800MHz Spectrum

26 April 2015
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Three Set to Launch VoLTE in Sept; Started Expanding 4G on Low Frequency 800MHz Spectrum Image Credit: 3 UK

Three unveiled that it will launch Voice over LTE (or VoLTE) service by September this year on its 4G network, complementing its data services available on the high speed connectivity. Three will support the service on a number of phones that include the Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, and probably on Apple's yet to be launched iPhone 7.

The launch will see Three’s customers making and receiving calls in places they have never been able to before, whilst experiencing high quality calling and speedy voice set up. Three targets to have 1 million customers to use VoLTE this year and 7.5 million by 2016.

Three said that beginning September, it will also add low frequency 800MHz spectrum to its existing network to significantly enhance Three’s coverage footprint, particularly indoors, helping to wipe out current coverage blackspots. In addition, Three's InTouch App which enables users to call and text over Wi-Fi, has been downloaded and activated by over 1 million customers, said the Operator.

Bryn Jones, Three’s Chief Technical Officer
Our aim is to keep our customers connected wherever they are. Adding low frequency spectrum to our network and enabling voice calls over 4G and Wi-Fi, will mean Three customers can stay connected in more places than ever before. With roaming at no extra cost also available in 18 destinations, Three is doing more than any other network to give our customers a reliable, quality experience wherever they are.

Danny Dixon, Director of Customer Strategy
The Three inTouch app has been highly successful with over 1million users to date. Seamless connectivity on mobile and WiFi is a key part of our future strategic direction and by using the app, our customers will never miss that important call or text, whether they're in the home, commuting to work, or away on holiday.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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