Yes, says Magnus Moller-Petersen, the EVP Sales and Marketing at global mobile device intelligence specialist, Sicap. “But only if operators are able to manage the standard RCS Universal Profile handsets and those built according to proprietary solutions”,
At present, only one in five of the world’s almost 700 LTE networks have enabled Voice over LTE (VoLTE). This service was introduced a decade ago and promised better communication for all with an ultra-fast call setup time, sterling usability and crystal-clear audio quality. The ultra-slow VoLTE roll-out pace is not surprising considering how difficult it is to launch this technology. What is slowing down VoLTE? Device makers are now shipping handsets with built-in RCS VoLTE Device Entitlement software. Will that finally get VoLTE going?