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Design in VoLTE Today: Enhancing the Future of Voice-Enabled IoT Devices


Ash Vallampati

Ash Vallampati

Senior Product Manager

As traditional telecommunication networks like 2G and 3G are phased out, businesses must embrace future-proof connectivity solutions. With LTE networks covering 88% of the world’s population, the transition to LTE is essential. However, for companies incorporating voice into their IoT products, shifting from 2G/3G to LTE requires a shift in voice services as well.

VoLTE: The Future of Voice for IoT Devices

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is a powerful alternative to the 2G/3G voice service that delivers superior voice clarity, lightning-fast data speeds, and extended battery life for IoT applications. This makes it an ideal choice for remote IoT applications where power resources may be limited and high-performance voice communication is crucial.

Versatility Across Various Use Cases

VoLTE is applicable in a wide range of IoT scenarios, including:

  • Data transmission in the trucking industry
  • Food safety monitoring
  • People tracking
  • Remote connected workers
  • Connected elevators

Its versatility makes it an attractive option for businesses across different sectors.

VoLTE roaming enables users to use a single global SIM to make and receive calls on visited networks, which is particularly advantageous for businesses with a global presence. Stay updated on the latest VoLTE roaming status by country on the GSMA VoLTE Roaming page.

What to Consider When Selecting a Vendor

When selecting a vendor for VoLTE-related solutions, consider factors such as:

  • Solution portfolio
  • Global coverage
  • Tools and utilities
  • Business continuity
  • Ease of doing business

Companies like Semtech provide comprehensive solutions for cellular connectivity in IoT devices, including modules, SIM cards, and ongoing management solutions.

Key Points to Remember

  • Embrace VoLTE for future-proof voice connectivity in IoT devices
  • VoLTE offers superior voice clarity, lightning-fast data speeds, and extended battery life
  • VoLTE is applicable in a wide range of IoT scenarios
  • Choose a vendor with a comprehensive VoLTE solution portfolio and global coverage
  • By embracing VoLTE, businesses can enhance the future of voice-enabled IoT devices and reap the benefits of enhanced voice communication, improved data transmission, and extended battery life

Learn More from Our Webinar

To gain deeper insights into the evolution of digital voice services, watch the webinar on “Embracing the Shift: Transitioning from 2G/3G/PSTN to Digital Voice Services.

Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of phasing out traditional telephonic systems and discover alternative solutions like VoLTE and VoIP. Delve into the selection criteria and use cases to enhance your understanding.

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