U.S. Cellular to Trial VoLTE
U.S. Cellular said it will begin testing VoLTE in a handful of markets later this year. The company is focusing on completing its LTE deployment, but will trial the service in two or three unnamed markets. U.S. Cellular said it wants to ensure a high level of service is available before a full commercial launch to its entire LTE footprint. The company has previously committed to offering LTE to 93% of its customers by the end of the first quarter of this year. U.S. Cellular did not say which devices will be involved with its VoLTE trials, nor exactly when they will begin.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Feb 15, 2018
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 and Verizon Kick Off Interoperable VoLTE Calling
Jul 6, 2016
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have begun allowing some customers to place VoLTE calls to one another. The carriers' deployment of interoperable VoLTE is woefully behind schedule.
AT&T Expanding 5G Trials to More Markets
Aug 30, 2017
AT&T today said it plans to test its fixed 5G wireless technology with consumers and businesses in a handful of new markets. It kicked off 5G trials earlier this year in Austin and will expand to Waco, Texas; Kalamazoo, Mich.; and South Bend, Ind.
U.S. Cellular to Kick Off VoLTE Trials Soon
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U.S. Cellular has finally set a target date for testing VoLTE.
AT&T Not Waiting for 5G Standard, to Offer Consumer Trials
Jan 4, 2017
AT&T today laid out more of it is roadmap for 5G and brazenly said it is moving forward despite the lack of standardization for 5G. "We're not waiting until the final standards are set to lay the foundation for our evolution to 5G," said John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president, Technology and Operations.