Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata has launched a voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) service, that will enable users to make calls using a Wi-Fi network. Claiming a first for Sri Lanka, Dialog’s new VoWiFi service will enable subscribers with supported handsets to connect to a Wi-Fi network and make or receive calls from mobile numbers and landlines – all at standard local call rates. Dialog notes that its new offer does not require any third-party app to be installed. Moreover, unlike OTT apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and IMO, Dialog’s VoWiFi service allows the recipient to receive the call as if it were a standard incoming call from their mobile provider.
Commenting on the development, Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Axiata, said: ‘Dialog is committed to delivering the latest in technology and connectivity to all Sri Lankans, and VoWiFi is another key step in offering next generation solutions to our customers … We started this journey by enhancing the infrastructure in our network and migrating to a new state-of-the-art core network. For our customers, this means a better experience through greater agility and flexibility.’