First Voice-over-LTE service launched in East Africa

Using network technology from Alcatel-Lucent, Smile Telecom Holdings Ltd (Smile) has launched the first voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in East Africa offering high-definition voice and video calling services.

Smile intends to provide VoLTE throughout East Africa, allowing it to meet the growing data demands of enterprises as it launches attractive new services to consumers over its LTE network. The VoLTE service was launched initially in Uganda's capital city, Kampala, as well as in Entebbe and Mukono and will later be rolled-out in the towns and cities of Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Tororo, Lira, Gulu, Masindi, Kasese, Fort Portal, Kabale, Mbarara and Masaka.

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