Qatar among First Countries in the World to Enjoy Crystal Clear Voice Quality and Capacity to Switch between Voice and Video while on a Call
Ooredoo today announced the soft launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network, as the company continues to enhance and expand its nationwide Supernet.
The launch, which is another key step in the company’s Supernet strategy, will place Qatar in a list of a handful of countries in the world supporting VoLTE service. Ooredoo anticipates strong demand, particularly as the number of VoLTE-compatible devices continues to grow throughout 2016.
VoLTE will enable customers to make crystal clear HD voice calls over the 4G data network and provide faster call setup. In addition, customers will be able to switch between ongoing voice calls and high-quality video calls as they want.
They will also be able to browse the Internet on the 4G network while still on a call – the first time they have been able to do this.
Waleed Al-Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Since we began the trial period of VoLTE in 2015, we have seen positive results across our network. In addition to the incredible quality of service provided to customers using VoLTE-compatible devices, we will also see improvements for 3G and 4G service customers, as more traffic is carried on the LTE network, and particularly as more voice services migrate to the higher speed, higher capacity LTE bandwidth.”
To provide these benefits to the end users, Ooredoo is working with the world’s largest device manufacturers on a pipeline of VoLTE devices to ensure that VoLTE-enabled smartphones are certified and available in Qatar.
The implementation of VoLTE is based on software-defined data centre architecture, in addition to a range of cutting-edge technologies including network function virtualization and software-defined networking.
The launch of VoLTE positions Ooredoo in a leadership position on the global innovation path toward fully-converged Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Ooredoo launched HD Voice on its mobile network in 2012, and has been constantly improving call quality all across the country. VoLTE HD voice quality will further enhance the quality of calls.
Ooredoo continues to enhance and upgrade the Ooredoo Supernet as part of its vision to make Qatar the best-connected country in the world. Its evolutionary approach to the Ooredoo Supernet, which sees the company continue to introduce cutting-edge technology and expand capacity, delivers a superior experience every month.
Ooredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential.