VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE and it provides the next-level voice call service on the 4G network. The biggest advantage of VoLTE is that the users can use both data and voice calls simultaneously on 4G, without falling back to 3G or 2G.
Ncell is set to take off with the advanced voice call service from the capital. At the moment, the telco is setting up the required equipment for VoLTE and also performing several tests on its network. As known, the work is at the final stage and we can expect the service to go online in a few week’s time or maybe even sooner.
Besides Kathmandu, the private telco might also launch the service in many cities. Ncell could bring VoLTE to other select trade centers such as Pokhara, Butwal, Biratnagar among others when it begins the service in the capital. Ncell could also operate its VoLTE service in 900 MHz spectrum band that it owned as a tech-neutrality spectrum recently. Whereas NTC has been operating VoLTE in two bands 1800 MHz (Band 3) and 800 MHz (Band 20).
VoLTE is a dedicated voice call service that works on a 4G network. The fourth-generation mobile network is introduced for broadband service only and offers no native support for voice calls. If you are on 4G and make a call, the device itself switches to either 3G or 2G legacy networks. But VoLTE combines both data and call services and allows users to make high-quality voice calls and surf the internet concurrently.
Ncell is the immediate competitor to NTC and adding VoLTE will be another milestone in its portfolio of services. Ncell boasts over 5 million 4G subscribers and from the network’s side, all of them will be able to enjoy the next-gen voice call service when VoLTE goes online.
We will keep updating you about Ncell’s VoLTE service launch in the coming days. If you have any queries regarding this service, let us know in the comments.