csl, CTM introduce VoLTE and ViLTE IDD service

csl, CTM introduce VoLTE roaming  between Hong Kong and MacauHKT's csl, Macau's CTM and PCCW Global have jointly launched the first service offering end to end voice- and video over LTE calling services between Hong Kong and Macau.

The new service will be available to mobile customers of the csl, 1O1O and CTM brands at no extra charge. It makes use of csl sister company PCCW Global's high-speed IP connection between the two markets.

CTM and csl jointly launched the Call Macau Home Pass voice, data, SMS and video call roaming service last year. The service has a monthly fee of HK$138 ($17.75) or a daily fee of HK$38.

“CTM was the first telco in Macau launching the VoLTE (voice over LTE) and ViLTE (video calls over LTE) services last year. This year, we are delighted to have achieved new breakthroughs in the service level through the collaboration with and PCCW Global on a broader horizon,” CTM CEO Vandy Poon said.

“Upcoming, we will continue to develop our local and roaming services to facilitate Macau's trade and economic exchange with foreign countries and to promote the diversified development of the Macau economy as well as the enhancement of our customer experience.”

Former monopoly CTM still dominates the Macau mobile market. Earlier this month, the Macau Business Daily published a collective statement from the operator's rivals calling on the MSAR government to even the playing field by reducing the cost of leased line access and creating conditions that would encourage investments in competing network infrastructure.