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Voice over long-term evolution

(also VoLTE)

Voice over long-term evolution definition

Voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE) refers to a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals improving upon traditional 2G and 3G networks. Unlike 2G or 3G, which use specific frequencies or channels for voice, VoLTE treats voice calls as data. It converts your voice into data packets and sends them over the 4G LTE network.

See also: 5g network

Voice over long-term evolution benefits

  • Improved call quality. VoLTE enables higher-quality voice calls, often referred to as HD Voice, due to its ability to transmit a greater range of frequencies.
  • Better efficiency. By using the data network for voice, VoLTE is more efficient than traditional voice networks. This efficiency translates to more capacity on the network, potentially reducing the cost of transmitting voice data.
  • Faster call setup times. It significantly reduces the time it takes to connect a call.
  • Simultaneous voice and data use. With VoLTE, you can use voice and data simultaneously, which isn't possible on traditional 3G networks.
  • Improved battery life. VoLTE is more battery-efficient than other voice calling methods because the phone does not need to switch between 4G for data and 3G/2G for voice calls.