Many owners of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to support LTE may have noticed that voice on smartphones does not work very well in contact with the device access to the network of the fourth generation. This is because the iPhone is first switched network 2G / 3G, and only then to take your calls.
In 2010, the GSMA introduced the technology of voice and SMS over LTE called VoLTE. It allows not only to reduce the load on the network 3G, but also improve call quality and the transmission rate.
To work VoLTE requires not only the appropriate network, but also a special user equipment with its support. Why Apple recently began to actively seek a specialist with experience with this technology. This vacancy yesterday appeared in a special section on the website of the corporation, reports 9to5Mac.
Rumors that Apple is going to equip the next generation of iPhone technology VoLTE, first appeared in April of this year. In May it was announced that the chip iPhone 6 will indeed support VoTLE, but experts said that at the time iOS 7 is not provided with the adequate tools. With the official release iOS 8 situation may change.
Operators in the United States have spoken about their plans to launch VoLTE in their networks. At Verizon said they wanted to make it to the end of the year, with similar statements were made by T-Mobile and AT & T.
As for Russian mobile operators , there is as yet all is uncertain. MTS could not provide a comment when it is implemented VoLTE. Representatives of “VimpelCom” stated that the technology is now being tested.
MegaFon is rumored to launch VoTLE only a year or two.