Vodafone Germany claims it has become the first German operator to initiate the rollout of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), having demonstrated the first live VoLTE call on its network at the CeBIT 2015 technology fair in Hanover. The UK-owned operator says that the technology offers customers an ‘unprecedented voice service and telephony experience’, ensuring ‘crystal clear voice quality, super-fast call set-up and encrypted phone calls’ across its LTE network, which currently covers 70% of Germany. Vodafone revealed that it will soon be launching new LTE smartphones for VoLTE, including handsets from manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony and HTC. The announcement follows reports last week that Vodafone plans to introduce both Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE in the UK this summer, following trials of the technologies in laboratory conditions.
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