- Oct 11, 2010
- Reaction score
- San Jose, CA
- Current Phone Model
- Pixel 3 XL
Big Red intends to launch VoLTE service in the fourth quarter of this year, and the carrier plans to use the technology to introduce new, high-definition telepresence services, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.
Voice calls will be routed through Verizon’s existing LTE network. With its LTE network nearly complete in the U.S., Verizon Wireless is confident that its service to consumers won’t buckle under the pressure of handling both VoLTE calls and LTE data.
"For us, when we launch a new technology, we have to make sure our quality is strong because the CDMA network was so strong," said Shammo at an investor conference this week. "We don't go before we know it's ready."
However, Fran Shammo has also revealed that the first phones to rely solely on LTE for calls will be not be available until the first half of 2016, or just under two years after the launch of LTE voice service in late 2014.