Optus launches VoLTE across major Australian cities

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Optus has announced the launch of its VoLTE service over its 4G Plus mobile network, beginning in the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are the first devices available with Optus VoLTE, with plans to include more devices underway.  Optus post-paid consumer and SMB customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra CBD metros areas will be among the first to see the rollout of VoLTE.

Using the capability will enable Optus customers to use voice services in addition to data over 4G, meaning higher-quality calls and speedier connections.

Dennis Wong, Acting Managing Director of Networks at Optus said, “VoLTE provides customers a number of benefits including high definition quality voice calls, faster call connections and the ability for customers to multitask on their device while browsing and making a call over a 4G connection.”

“We’ve been testing and tweaking VoLTE for the best customer experience and we’re excited Optus customers will start to see the benefits of this technology on our 4G Plus network,” Mr Wong Said.

Wong added that the operator will expand its VoLTE to other areas, “particularly in regional Australia”.

Telstra launched its VoLTE capability in September last year to both Android and iOS users, while Vodafone Australia launched VoLTE before Christmas, starting only with Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge +, and Note 5 users.