Bharti Airtel is planning to commercially roll out Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) services in December 2019.
Airtel’s move is focused to improve indoor voice calling experience for its users and allow the telco to take on over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and keeping revenues intact.
Airtel customers using Wi-Fi calling capable handsets will be able to make calls using a Wi-Fi network. The service requires no separate application, log-in or new number and customers can easily access it on any Wi-Fi connection inside their homes.
Airtel has tested the services with employees and select customers across various circles.
Several handset vendors like Apple, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Samsung have pushed software updates to enable VoWiFi on their smartphones in India lately.