Jio launches VoWiFi as Airtel offering crosses 1m user mark

10 Jan 2020

Bharti Airtel’s VoWiFi service has passed one million users and been extended nationwide, the cellco has confirmed. The offering, dubbed ‘Airtel Wi-Fi Calling’, went live in Delhi in December last year and enables customers with compatible devices to make calls over any Wi-Fi network at no additional cost and ‘consuming minimal data’. Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon was quoted as saying of the development: ‘The technology has truly transformed the indoor network quality for Airtel mobile customers, particularly in high population density areas in urban markets. Airtel is also the first to make the service live across India and our customers can use the feature on any Wi-Fi [network].’

Meanwhile, rival operator Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has followed suit and announced the launch of its own VoWiFi service earlier this week. The service is similarly provided at no extra cost and accessible with a compatible handset via any Wi-Fi network.