Verizon, Metro PCS, SK Telecom and LG U+ may launch VoLTE services this year

Telecom Lead Asia: The US and Asia are leading the voice
over LTE market. Verizon Wireless, Metro PCS, SK Telecom and LG
U+ are planning to launch VoLTE services this year.

South Korea and Hong Kong have already successfully launched
LTE data roaming and by August, SK Telecom expects to have
the Samsung Galaxy S3, the first handset to support VoLTE on their
network.

This is good news for VoLTE, of course, but to put it in
perspective, even with the VoLTE market ramping quickly here on out, by 2016
VoLTE will make up only about 14 percent of global mobile VoIP revenue, while
over-the-top mobile VoIP continues to make up the lion’s share by far,”¬Ě said Stephane
Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics
at Infonetics Research.

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