In India only Reliance has the ability to provide 4G VoLTE service across the nation, but soon this going to be history. As Airtel is all set to come head to head with the Reliance Jio, Airtel has announced that the company will roll out 4G VoLTE service in India by March 2018.
The Managing Director of Airtel Gopal Vittal said, ‘We have done (VoLTE) trials in 5-6 cities. The uptake of 4G VoLTE devices will depend on certification… We should be very much national in the coming 6-9 months.’ He also stated that India will be rapidly replacing 3G such that only 4G and 2G remain the standard in the Indian history.
So, let’s wait till March 2018 to see how will effective the 4G VoLTE service by Airtel. But I think Reliance will have the upper-hand, because it has the 4G VoLTE enabled device which is effectively free of cost.
Source: ET Telecom