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Airtel Launches VoLTE To Optimise 4G

Airtel Nigeria has announced the launch of VoLTE, a technology that offers a top-notch call experience to users. This was made known during a brief launch event, which was held at the Airtel Headquarters, Lagos.

With the launch of VoLTE, all Airtel customers can make crispy clear calls on the 4G network and platforms such as the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), while enjoying the advantage of an HD voice available on Android and iOS devices.
According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel services 60.3 million customers with 26.6 per cent market penetration. Speaking during the launch, Director, Marketing, Airtel Nigeria, Ismail Adeshina, said that Airtel is committed to leveraging innovations that guarantee amazing experience while offering value to customers.

“In line with the provision of 4G network for all, we are glad to be launching the Airtel VoLTE, which means a whole new level of experience added to the 4G experience for all. VoLTE automatically enables High Dimension Voice for a clearer and crispy voice call experience, and the call rate remains the same despite the amazing quality of experience,” he said.

According to Airtel, VoLTE is available nationwide, and users can experience VoLTE on iOS and Android devices by selecting voice and data options on their mobile phone settings and clicking on the option to enable VoLTE.

Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, last year, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had improved 4G coverage across the country from 23 per cent to 77.52 per cent.

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Prof. Osinbajo emphasised that the digital economy is one of the major achievements of the administration, noting that the rapid expansion of broadband access has been a game changer.

“In August 2019, the broadband coverage was 33.7 per cent and today it is 44.65 per cent, representing close to 13 million new broadband users. There were 13,823 4G base stations and we now have 36,751, representing a 165.86 per cent increase.

“The percentage of 4G coverage across the country also increased from 23 per cent to 77.52 per cent. The expansion has also been helped by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy directly engaging them,” he stressed.

Source: Guardian

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