Safaricom has today launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE) technology across the country aimed at meeting the rising demand for video calling which has been driven by rising data and smartphone usage.
Through Safaricom VoLTE technology, customers with VoLTE supportive phones will be able to experience clear voice and video calls with reduced background noise. The technology depends on the high data capacity offered by the 4G network to deliver High-Definition voice quality when making calls.
With the technology, time is gone when your device had to downgrade to 3G when making calls. Using the current technology, Safaricom users will be able to enjoy making calls and browse simultaneously on 4G.
In a press statement today Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom stated that the new technology will offer ‘crystal clear voice calls’ and will also empower Safaricom ‘customers to better connect with families and friends at no extra cost.
You’ll be able to see a VoLTE symbol at the status bar when VoLTE is running. When making a call a “HD Calling” symbol will show you that the call is made via VoLTE. But before you get too excited about the launched the technology here are some of the devices that support it;