4G Calling Gets Its 1st Test Run in Estonia (2)
While you still cannot buy the devices in stores yet, Estonia has made its first 4G phone call.
The managing director of Tele 2, Argo Virkebau, called the head of the startup incubator Technopol, Marek Mühlbergile, on Tuesday on a prototype phone, making Estonia one of the few countries to make a 4G network call. Currently the 4G phones can only be used on the 3G network.
"4G calls begin right after dialing, and takes 40 percent less energy. It is also more efficient, and could can have many more people on the network at the same time placing a call, which is a good solution for large-scale events, like the Song Festival," Virkebau said in a press statement.
Virkebau said that 4G networks will be established in Europe this year, and he expects that it would happen in Tele2 next year. Tele2 is the only operator of the three largest including EMT and Elisa, yet to offer 4G internet in mobile devices.
Tele2's 4G internet network is able to offer voice over internet calls (VoIP), using its specially designed VoLTE network, which is designed to ensure the quality of VoIP calls and offer other multimedia services.