Polkomtel, the Polish operator of the Plus network, has partnered with Nokia Networks to launch Poland’s first public trial of its Wi-Fi Calling+ service. Based on Nokia’s Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) solution, the new service lets users make regular calls when connected by Wi-Fi in locations with poor mobile coverage. The common voice core for VoWiFi and voice over LTE (VoLTE) enables a smooth evolution of enhanced voice services going forward.
During the trial period, the Wi-Fi Calling+ service is available to Plus users in Poland and across the European Union. Polkomtel is testing the functionality before its commercial launch, gathering feedback and ensuring its flawless integration and operation in the Plus network.
Justyna Kulka, Director of the Offer Management Department at Polkomtel, said: “The purpose of the trial with Nokia Networks is to fine-tune this innovative service to a degree that cannot be reached through lab testing. Thanks to the engagement of Plus users in the testing phase, we expect the final product to fully meet their needs and expectations. Our next goal is to integrate VoWiFi and VoLTE as an ultimate solution for voice services.”
Marcin Guzy, Head of Polkomtel Customer Team at Nokia Networks, said: “We are pleased to support Polkomtel’s first Wi-Fi calling trial. The new service enables voice communications from a user’s phone number even where mobile networks are hard to access but where Wi-Fi is available. Regardless of where they are, Polkomtel customers will be able to carry out voice calls as they normally do.”