VoLTE Launch Puts LTE In MainstreamAugust 2012 | Industry News
Two of South Korea's mobile operators, SK Telecom and LG Uplus, launched high definition (HD) voice services on their new LTE networks on August 8. The launch puts the two operators among the first in the world to offer voice over LTE (VoLTE), sharing the accolade with US operator MetroPCS. LTE rollouts have so far have been concentrated on offering high-speed mobile broadband services, with voice services provided over older 2G or 3G infrastructure. BMI notes that the announcement is another boost to the South Korean telecoms market, maintaining its position as a global innovator.
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