Safaricom Launches Video Call Service To Woo Customers On 4G Network

Charles Kare, director Consumer Business at Safaricom during the launch of VoLTE in Nairobi. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Safaricom has launched launched Voice over LTE (VolTE), an advanced technology that delivers high quality life-like sound over voice and video across 4G network.

This technology will also see them enjoy fast call set up including making calls whilst browsing.

According to Charles Kare, director consumer business at Safaricom, VoLTE has better phone call quality that is three times better than 3G and six times better than 2G.

“We are the first to bring this technology to East Africa. Our customers can now make quality voice and video calls without internet and at normal calling rates,’’ Kare said.

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Safaricom has been mulling to launch this technology especially after switching on to 4G network but needed to liaise with phone manufacturers to push an update to support VoLTE.

It has since brought almost all android 4G phones on board after partnering with Samsung, Tecno, Intel, Huawei and Nokia.

The teco is engaging Apple to bring on board Iphone users who are currently locked out of the VoLTE.

Last week the company launched a reverse call feature allowing subscribers without airtime to make voice calls to others within the same network.

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