Australian mobile network operator Optus has commenced the rollout of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology across its ‘4G Plus’ branded infrastructure in the country’s major capital cities. In a press release Optus confirms that post-paid consumer and SMB customers in the Central Business District (CBD) metro areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra will be among the first to benefit from the VoLTE services. The operator’s managing director of networks, Dennis Wong, was cited as saying that the company ‘remains focused on expanding [its] VoLTE footprint to further locations, particularly in regional Australia’, adding: ‘VoLTE provides customers a number of benefits including high definition quality voice calls, faster call connections and the ability for customers to multitask on their device while browsing and making a call over a 4G connection.’ The first devices compatible with Optus’ new service offering will be the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
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