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3 launches UK's first VoLTE service

Tuesday 15 September 2015 | 10:04 CET | News
Mobile operator 3 UK has launched the UK's first VoLTE service and is calling it '4G Super Voice'. The VoLTE service is carried over 800 MHz spectrum, whose shorter wavelength is better at going through walls. It also carries further to reach remote rural areas. CTO Bryn Jones told the Telegraph, "Indoor coverage across the industry is always the hardest problem to solve, so all networks, whether it's 2G, 3G or 4G will always have coverage blackspots." The operator said that 4G Super Voice already covers half of the UK population for indoor coverage and over three quarters of the cities of

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Companies: 3 UK / EE / O2 UK
Countries: United Kingdom
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