Orange has launched its first Voice over LTE service in Romania, with plans to introduce Voice over Wi-Fi in the coming months.
Romania has become the first territory across the operator’s businesses to launch the advanced voice service. It said connections are five times quicker than standard connections and consumers are able to continue to use LTE at the same time as making a call.
Consumers with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, and the relevant software updates downloaded, can use the service, which went live in the country yesterday (Monday).
Orange Romania said it was now turning its attention to VoWiFi, although it did not give a date for when it will be launched.
A spokesperson said: “In order to respond to a high demand connectivity need on the part of its clients, Orange continues the investment in its network, in order to develop the performance and quality of its 4G services, to expand its coverage outside and within buildings, to offer a better experience for calls and internet and to register lower energy usage.”
It marks the second VoLTE launch in recent days. Three became the first operator in the UK to launch VoLTE this morning. Dubbing it 4G Super Voice, 55 percent of the population are able to access the service with a compatible handset.
Other operators that have launched VoLTE include Swisscom and Vodafone Spain, with many other trials currently underway.