Back in January this year, we first came to know about BSNL VoWiFi service. I know most of you don’t know What VoWiFi is? Therefore, I first explain it a little bit.
What is VoWiFi?
Well, VoWiFi stands for Voice Over WiFi. To understand it more accurately, let me take some service like WhatsApp, Messenger as an example. These services are offering VoWiFi right now.
Infact, now in your day to day life, you are using VoWiFi frequently. Have you remember the last time you face a mobile network outrage, and you place a voice call via WhatsApp or Messenger? If yes, then you already used VoWiFi service.
Some of you might argue if we face a network outrage, then how can we place a call via WhatsApp or Messenger. Well, here comes the difference between VoIP and VoWiFi.
Difference Between VoIP and VoWiFi?
VoWiFi is a service classified under VoIP. In VoWiFi, we make a voice call over the Internet while connected to a WiFi network. On the other side, VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. That means if you place a voice call over the Internet via any medium like while connected to your Mobile network or WiFi, that comes under VoIP calling. Infact, you can also call a VoWiFi call as a VoIP call.
I think I have now cleared What VoWiFi is and also explained you the difference between VoIP and VoWiFi.
About BSNL VoWiFi Service
Now, coming to BSNL VoWiFi service, reports are coming that BSNL reaches the advanced testing of this service, and soon they roll out this service. Initially, BSNL VoWiFi service going to available in Tier II and Tier III cities where mobile network coverage is quite a week.
When BSNL VoWiFi starts available in India, it gives challenges to some popular OTT services like WhatsApp and Messenger.
One more thing here to note is, BSNL isn’t the only telecom operator in India who are testing VoWiFi service.
Some other major telecom operators who are testing VoWiFi service in India are Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone.
Well, the dates of rolling out this service aren’t specific right now, but as it is in the advanced testing phase, I think it launches soon.