[Dhaka, June 20, 2020] The COVID-19 pandemic pushed us to a new normal way of living where connectivity plays a critical role in ensuring the country's socio-economic well-being. As a connectivity partner to Digital Bangladesh, Grameenphone, with its solid investment and innovation excellence, has been thrived to offer the optimal benefit of the widest 4G/LTE network to unlock future Bangladesh possibilities. In continuation of this effort, Grameenphone has launched VoLTE (Voice over LTE) services all across Bangladesh. In an ideal scenario with this technological advancement, user experience in voice calls will take a considerable leap under 4G/LTE coverage areas. Customers will need VoLTE enabled handset, 4G SIM, and coverage to enjoy this service.
To enable tech-driven progress for the customers across the country, Grameenphone has been playing the role of connectivity partner to introduce modern technologies to offer its customers a better experience over the years.
Regarding the launching of VoLTE, Mohammad Sajjad Hasib, CMO, Grameenphone, shared his reflection, "We have been working tirelessly to ensure widest 4G/LTE coverage for our customers. Now launching VoLTE service all across Bangladesh has enabled us to unlock possibilities in serving our customers better over 4G/LTE network. We believe the benefit of technology must reach the remote most corner of the country, especially in this new normal era, where communication technology plays a critical role in ensuring socio-economic well-being. With this technological advancement, our responsibility in connecting Bangladesh with quality services will become more meaningful. I take this opportunity to thank our partners, regulator, and the valued customer who inspire us every day in the Digital Bangladesh journey."
VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is a technology that enables voice calls over 4G/LTE network. With this service, users can experience HD standard voice calls with more than 50% improved call setup time between two VoLTE users. VoLTE will allow users to stay on the 4G network during voice calls and enjoy un-interrupted high-speed 4G internet simultaneously; it will also improve indoor voice experience. GP users may avail this service with a regular call rate.
Grameenphone website has the list of eligible VoLTE supported handsets, and it will be updated continuously when new handsets are onboarded. If the customers have the 4G SIM, 4G coverage, and VoLTE handset (from the list mentioned in Grameenphone website) with necessary settings, they will automatically enjoy the VoLTE service.
Customers can visit www.grameenphone.com/volte to know more about VoLTE service.
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About Grameenphone Ltd.
Grameenphone, part of the Telenor Group, is a leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh with more than 76 million subscribers. Since its inception in 1997, Grameenphone has built the largest cellular network in the country, covering nearly 95 percent of the country’s population. With its brand promise to enable customers to “Go beyond”, Grameenphone seeks to help customers get the full benefit of mobile data and voice services and provide Internet For All. Grameenphone is listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. www.grameenphone.com: www.facebook.com/grameenphone