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October 23, 2019
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Telenor becomes country’s first network to enable VoLTE

ISLAMABAD: Leading a new era of communication with yet another industry first, Pakistan’s foremost digital and telecom services provider Telenor Pakistan has enabled VoLTE (Voice over LTE) technology on its network.

Following the successful VoLTE trial that has already been conducted for its employees, Telenor Pakistan will soon be bringing the benefits of VoLTE to its diverse customer base.

VoLTE is a standards-based technology that is required to support voice calls over an LTE network which ensures high-quality voice using the advance IMS core solution. Through VoLTE, consumers will be able to make calls via 4G data network, instead of switching to 2G or 3G network, which means that in addition to better voice quality, users will also be able to use voice and data at the same time, have instant call connection between VoLTE calls and significantly reduce call connection between VoLTE as compared to non-VoLTE users on traditional calls.

VoLTE eliminates the need for a traditional legacy network, moving towards advance protocols and rich applications to be developed on top. Telenor Pakistan’s VoLTE solution is developed on an OpenSource platform and has been customized and developed in-house. The platform is deployed on the DevOps model and uses crowdsourcing way of work hiring top talent across the globe for state of the art development. This will enable Telenor Pakistan to offer tailored solutions to its customers as well as provide add-on services to them with efficiency and agility.

Khurrum Ashfaque, Chief Technology Officer, Telenor Pakistan, expressed his excitement on the completion of successful VoLTE project and linked this to the development of technological innovation within the country. He added, “Telenor Pakistan has always been frontrunner in the growth of technology and innovation, introducing the country’s first 4.5G network and having a diverse portfolio of digital products. With total mobile subscriptions within the country crossing the 150 million mark, it has become imperative for organizations such as Telenor Pakistan to come up with viable and efficient solutions that help our consumers save time and get more value for money. With VoLTE, we hope to bring Pakistan into a new era of technological innovation by enabling our customers to fully reap the benefits of flawless communication.”

Telenor Pakistan will soon be integrating VoLTE on all of its 4G Infinity handsets and will continue to work with other handset manufacturers in order to bring an improved calling experience over LTE for the first time to the people of Pakistan.