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Sicap’s VoLTE Phone Study

sicap Sicap’s VoLTE phone study examined 26 mobile networks in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, which had a total of 40 million VoLTE capable phones in active use, and were considered in the study. The VoLTE Phone Study was conducted in January in 2019. We conducted the study to find out which are the most used VoLTE capable phones in the networks today.  





VoLTE Phone Study

  • 26 mobile networks in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe
  • 40 Million VoLTE capable phones considered in the study

The most popular VoLTE phone is Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6, the iconic smartphone originally released four years ago in September in 2014 is the most popular VoLTE phone based on Sicap’sVoLTE phone study, which examined 40 million VoLTE phones in use in 26 operators’ networks in Europe.

Almost five percentage (4.8%), or nearly 1.9 million of the 40 million VoLTE phone users that belonged to the reference group were using iPhone 6.

Key findings in Sicap’s VoLTE phone study



Apple iPhone 6 was discovered as the most popular VoLTE device model with a share of 4.8% (1.9 million phones) of all the 40 million phones in the reference group that was considered in the study.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime Dual SIM device model was the second most popular with 1.5 million users (3.8%).
Apple iPhone 6S was the third most popular VoLTE phone with 1.2 million users (3.1%). 
The Top 3 VoLTE phone models covered 12 percentage of the entire base of 40 million devices studied.



Just one percentage, or the 25 most popular VoLTE phone models out of all the 2,300 registered models in the market covered 40% of all the VoLTE capable phones in the reference group.

Overall, Samsung was found the dominant VoLTE phone brand. Its 240 different VoLTE capable device models discovered in the reference group were used by 39% of the users.

The five most popular VoLTE phone brands were: Samsung (39%), Apple (19%), Huawei (10%), Xiaomi (9.5%) and Lenovo (2.2%).



The device models of the top five brands covered 80% of all the 40 million VoLTE phones in the study.   


Top 25 VoLTE Phones

Rank

VoLTE Phone Model

Share of all phones

1

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Apple iPhone 6

4.8%

2

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime Dual SIM

3.8%

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Apple iPhone 6S

3.1%

4

Apple iPhone 7

2.9%

5

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 LTE Dual SIM

2.7%

6

Samsung Galaxy J1 LTE Dual SIM

2.7%

7

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 LTE Dual SIM

2.0%

8

Xiaomi Redmi 4X

1.8%

9

Apple iPhone SE

1.7%

10

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

1.5%

11

Apple iPhone X

1.2%

12

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

1.0%

13

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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Dual SIM

1.0%

14

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE

1.0%

15

Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 LTE

1.0%

16

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

1.0%

17

Apple iPhone 8

0.9%

18

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 Dual SIM

0.9%

19

Apple iPhone 6S Plus

0.9%

20

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 Dual SIM

0.8%

 21

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

0.8%

22

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

0.8%

23

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

0.8%

24

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 Dual SIM

0.8%

25

Samsung Galaxy S6

0.8%



Learn about VoLTE Device Entitlement

Find out more about the standard VoLTE Device Entitlement technology, which speeds up Go-to-Market of VoLTE phones for mobile operators.

Book a meeting or demo with Sicap at MWC 2019 and learn about the benefits of VoLTE Device Entitlement Server, DES!

Sicap exhibits at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 25-28th at booth 7K61 in Hall 7 in Fira Gran Via.

The thumbnail images of the devices on this webpage are provided by GSMArena.

About Sicap

Sicap is a global telecommunication solution provider enabling Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) to deliver an all-encompassing customer experience. Its solution portfolio, which include Device and SIM Management, Customer Insight and Engagement, Device Knowledge and Mobile Security make the mobile world more profitable, manageable and secure. Sicap works with more than 80 mobile service providers in 76 countries. Its international team in nine locations ensures excellent customer service worldwide. All the solutions are available from the Cloud with a pay-as-you-grow pricing model to give its customers a quick deployment time, minimized upfront investment and low operational costs. Sicap is owned by Volaris Group Inc. and operates as an independent business in its Communications & Media portfolio. To find out more: http://www.sicap.com

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