T-Mobile Talks VoLTE and HD Voice
T-Mobile today said its LTE network rollout continues to move forward at a steady clip. As of today, T-Mobile's LTE network covers 227 million POPs. It will reach 230 million POPs by the end of the month, 250 million by the end of the year, and T-Mobile will finalize its LTE build-out across its entire footprint moving into 2015. Further, T-Mobile has expanded the number of markets that offer VoLTE to 16, including major metro areas New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. T-Mobile says VoLTE is available to more than 100 million of its customers with this rollout on a total of four devices. (The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be made VoLTE-capable with an over-the-air download expected this week.) VoLTE supports clear HD Voice, which T-Mobile has boosted to a codex of 24Kbps. Last, T-Mobile has expanded the reach of its wide-band LTE network, which uses 15+15MHz and 20+20MHz channels to improve capacity. T-Mobile claims its wide-band LTE is capable of delivering theoretical download speeds of 150Mbps.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.
AT&T Says VoLTE Available to 295 Million Americans
AT&T today said it has reached a new milestone in expanding VoLTE service. As 2015 comes to a close, VoLTE is available to a footprint covering some 295 million POPs, says AT&T, and the service has won over 27 million active users.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
AT&T, Verizon Intercarrier VoLTE Launch Target Comes and Goes
AT&T and Verizon Wireless are still working to launch support for intercarrier VoLTE, despite missing the initial target. The companies expected to allow one another's customers to connect VoLTE calls between them before the end of 2015.
No LTE but yet I get HD Voice
One person in particular I even remarked on the clarity of her voice and then a few phone calls later I caught the logo for the first time. Personally I find this long overdue because the 1890s level of audio quality on both landline and cellular has desperately needed upgrading for decades. Even though HD Voice seems 1980s at best, it is still a huge improvement.
It is funny because this seems so new, yet the only people I get HD Voice with are on T-Mobile and that cheapo Walmart s...