In the beginning, people had 1G, which included GSM, GPRS, and EDGE. Then came the 2G network from the 1980s to 2003, followed by 3G, 4G, and now, people in the 5G era.
Recently, there's a new player in town – Vo5G (Voice over 5G), already deployed in many countries globally.
What is Vo5G?
It is also known as Voice over New Radio (VoNR) and is the future of voice calling.
Unlike the current 4G standard, Vo5G enables voice calls over 5G networks.
Simply put, it leverages the speed, capacity, and responsiveness of 5G for voice calls.
Vo5G is the latest in smartphone communication, allowing you to make calls over 5G instead of relying on LTE.
It is sometimes called VoNR, with 'NR' standing for 'New Radio,' similar to how LTE used to be called.
Initially, when 4G smartphones flooded the market, VoLTE (Voice over LTE) was absent, causing call-related challenges. Only LTE was supported, leading to voice call issues for many users.
Now, in the 5G landscape, similar problems arise with call drops in 5G devices.
The solution comes in the form of VoNR (Voice over New Radio), specifically designed to address call drop issues in 5G networks.
Leveraging 5G's higher bandwidth and lower latency, VoNR significantly improves call quality.
To use Vo5G, you need a phone that supports it, a carrier offering Vo5G, and access to a 5G signal.
Most phones with VoNR turned on by default, but you can double-check in your settings.
As of now, VoNR is not available in India, according to reports by Indian Express.
Despite the rollout of 5G by major carriers, there's been no official announcement, suggesting it might take some time before VoNR becomes widely available.