16 Nov 2017
Pan-African telecoms group Smile Communications has announced a collaboration with MediaTek to roll out VoLTE smartphones to customers in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The operator says that the development, which follows the validation of the MediaTek 4G VoLTE solution on the Smile network, will allow customers to benefit from improved voice, video and data services on a single device and a single data plan.
‘Our collaboration with MediaTek will help ensure seamless voice, data and SMS services over LTE with dual-SIM, affordable smartphones on MediaTek’s Helio platform,’ commented Smile’s Executive Director of Operations, Ahmad Farroukh, adding: ‘This will enable our customers to benefit from richer, more reliable services, clearer voice calls, and value-added benefits as they use our bundled VoLTE smartphones. It is in line with our commitment to offering affordable smartphones with competitive specifications and data, voice and SMS bundled as a single offer for customers in every market segment.’