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Carriers finally have ‘will’ for VoLTE: analyst

telecom | 06/23/2014 6:26 pm EDT

After years of dragging their feet, carriers finally have “the will” to adopt the latest in wireless technology that will allow them to ditch their old networks once and for all, according to Nordicity analyst Stephan Meyer. Canadian carriers only use the latest wireless technology, LTE, to carry text messages and data, while routing phone calls through their older CDMA or HSPA networks. The adoption of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology means carriers can finally begin to move away from those older networks, freeing up spectrum and letting new kinds of mobile services flourish,...