United Arab Emirates —
Etisalat, a leading telecom service provider of UAE, has launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.
The operator said in a statement that its VoLTE service will allow both prepaid and post-paid customers to use LTE for full voice and data services on a single LTE-enabled device. The service will be initially available on Samsung devices. The new VoLTE service of Etisalat is based on SRVCC (Single Radio Call Continuity) technology.
Etisalat Group’s chief executive officer Saleh Al Abdooli commented: “Etisalat’s top priority is to improve the customer’s overall experience with high-quality services. We are constantly working to deliver the most innovative services to its customers and are excited to be the first in the UAE to launch VoLTE services that will offer our customers better quality of calls through improved network performance.”
“Although Internet-based chat apps and messengers have gained popularity in recent years, voice calls continue to matter most when people want real-time, interactive and instantly gratifying connection with their families, friends or colleagues,” Al Abdooli added.