Robi introduced voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) technology to provide the 4G users of the telecom operator with enhanced audio, better data usage.
“VoLTE is the real game changer,” said Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, CEO & managing director of Robi.
VoLTE has up to three times more voice and data capacity than older 3G Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, he said.
“The most exciting part is that our clients won’t have to pay any extra charges to avail this new innovative experience.”
After completing trial period, Robi launched the service at a programme at the InterContinental Dhaka.
Dhaka and Chattogram will be the first to enjoy the service as about 5,000 cellular towers equipped with VoLTE technology have been activated across the two divisions.
VoLTE is an inter-protocol based voice call technology which is specifically designed to provide high-quality phone calls.
Customers will able to get a 40 per cent increase in battery life if using VoLTE services instead of application-based communication services like Whatsapp, Viber or IMO.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan , Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar and Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Md Jahurul Haque were also present.