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A new job listing on T-Mobile’s website might hint at the company’s plans to roll out Voice-over-LTE services, just months after stating they were still “evaluating” the technology. Voice over LTE is pretty much what it sounds like, technology aside, it’s utilizing 4G networks for both voice and data services, not just data. As it stands today, both AT&T and Verizon are using LTE for data on just voice only, though Verizon has said they plan to rollout VoLTE later this year in limited markets.
According to the job listing, T-Mobile’s new engineer will give 4G voice “lab trials” and test “multiple vendor products.”
Earlier this year, T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Andrew Sherrard had said that T-Mobile would look to use an IMS based Wi-Fi calling client for voice instead of VoLTE. T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray has also hinted that T-Mobile could deploy Voice over HSPA.
A T-Mobile spokeswoman has not yet responded to FierceWireless request for comment.
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