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Introduction

The report provides a brief update of the voice over LTE (VoLTE) market and highlights operators' strategies towards VoLTE adoption and deployment.

Highlights

  • Operators are looking toward new services to drive mobile revenue growth. Voice will continue to remain relevant, but voice services, evolved to include multimedia features, are expected to gain momentum and enable operators to compete against the growing popularity of OTT voice services. VoLTE services are quickly gaining traction, with a slew of operators announcing VoLTE launches or trialing the technology.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the state of the VoLTE market.
  • Analyzes key drivers and challenges for operators as they prepare their networks to launch VoLTE services.

Key questions answered

  • What is the current status of VoLTE launches worldwide?
  • What are the key drivers for operators to launch VoLTE services?
  • What are the potential challenges and technical considerations for VoLTE deployment?
  • What interim solutions can operators adopt before migrating to full VoLTE?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market status

  • VoLTE launch announcements

Market dynamics

  • Drivers for VoLTE deployment
  • Technical considerations and challenges

Market development

  • Deciding between full VoLTE or a progressive strategy

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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