India’s one of the leading telecom (GSM) service providers Bharti Airtel is ready to introduce much-awaited voice calling facility on its existing 4G LTE network in Bangalore. Currently the company is offering 4G data services in Kolkata, Mohali, Panchkula, Chandigarh, Pune and Bangalore.
Recently the official Twitter handle of the Bharti Airtel tweeted that the users of Bengaluru will soon be able to enjoy Airtel 4G voice services on LTE enabled smartphones in next 3 weeks. As per sources, presently the company is giving final touch to the development of the project.
In order to provide voice calling facility over the existing 4G LTE networks in the country Airtel has already adopted Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB) technology. With the deployment of this CSFB technology the telecom giant will be able to launch voice facility to its LTE subscribers via its 3G and even 2G networks.
Few months back, in February 2013 Bharti Airtel proudly announced that it had completed the successful trials of CSFB technology in the cities like Kolkata, Pune and Bengaluru. Earlier we had informed you all that Airtel is having a tie-up with Huawei for the support of 4G devices in the country. Eventually last year the company announced 4G enabled Huawei's Ascend P1 LTE exclusively for its own 4G LTE network.
It has to be added here that Airtel has already started testing of 4G-supported LTE smartphones from global manufacturing giants like ZTE, Samsung and a few other local Indian smartphone vendors such as Micromax on its 4G LTE network.
Earlier Bharti Airtel acquired 100% stake in Wireless Business Services (WBSPL), which is a company founded by US chipmaker Qualcomm. The Indian telecom is allowed to introduce high-speed 4G services in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala due to that mega acquisition.
It seems like slowly India’s telecom industry is becoming more tech savvy. Airtel was the first company to launch 4G data service in India, and now it is introducing 4G voice service too as the first Indian telecommunication company. Isn’t that nice?
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