PRESS RELEASE: 150 mobile operators launched HD voice service in 87 countries; including 40 VoLTE deployments
December 15, 2015: GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, announced today that 150 mobile operators in 87 countries have launched HD voice service enabled by W-AMR technology.
128 deployments are on 3G/HSPA networks
17 deployments are on 2G/GSM networks
40 deployments are on LTE networks (VoLTE)
Some operators offer HD voice service on more than one radio system (2G/GSM, 3G/HSPA, 4G/LTE). 19 operators have launched HD voice service so far in 2015.
Alan Hadden, VP, Research, GSA said: The VoLTE market is advancing strongly and continues in 2015 as a main industry trend. 40 operators have launched HD voice service using VoLTE for their 4G/LTE customers in 28 countries, compared to only 16 VoLTE live systems 10 months ago.
This latest data is published in the Mobile HD voice Global Update report published by GSA on December 15th, 2015. The report confirms the status of mobile HD voice operator commitments, deployments on GSM, HSPA and LTE (i.e. enabled by VoLTE) networks, service launches worldwide, and the supporting W-AMR capable devices ecosystem.
The Mobile HD voice Global Update report is free to download from http://www.gsacom.com
In October 2015 GSA confirmed that 111 operators are investing in VoLTE in 52 countries (deployments, trials, studies). Shortly afterwards GSA confirmed that 246 VoLTE-capable devices including 224 smartphones had been announced.
GSA manages the HD Voice (W-AMR) discussion group on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/groups?=&gid=3032759
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