Verizon is planning on rolling out its Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services nationwide in early 2013. This is according to Light Reading who states that Verizon is starting in two cities. They are demoing the IP MultiMedia Subsystem now and according to Catharine Trebnick, VP of Northland Captial Markets:
“VZW has two cities not trailing VoLTE and plans for national rollouts in early 2013. With this VoLTE service you will be able use Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE data speeds but will also have full voice capabilities at the same time.
While the Thunderbolt have been using both simultaneously, data from LTE and voice over 3G, VoLTE will be able to offer both voice and data specifically through their LTE networks. This should alleviate some 3G network pressure considering that all Verizon 4G phones use 3G networks for voice aspects.
You can look for the implementation of the VoLTE service to start at the end of 2012/beginning of 2013 as Verizon finishes its rollout of nationwide LTE coverage. I don’t know about you guys but I am looking forward to sending emails and surfing the net while chatting on my device. What about you guys?
[via Light Reading]