At first, VoLTE will be used to deliver "Rich Communications Services" (which look like something similar to what Voice over IP/Video over IP outfits offer today) rather than completely replacing narrowband voice. It will be awhile before Verizon is willing to commit to that, due in part to LTE outages in late 2011.
On the flip side is MetroPC, which has pushed VoLTE as hard as it could.
Then there's Sprint, which will stick to voice over 1x for the foreseeable future, but routes Direct Connect over IP. Sprint's latest DC incarnation seems quite similar to one facet of RCS over LTE.
I did double check, but it was doing about 2GB a day at 2.4 GHz and about 3GB a day on 5GHz. Now it's maybe couple hundred MB a day. Perhaps it's a slow rollout.
To be honest, I haven't tried VoLTE on MB yet. Sounds like it's time to give it a whirl...
BTW. This is all in San Francisco.
All depends on the terrain/intended coverage area, sector alignment/tilt and antennas used.
Wide beam antennas in a 4-sector 90° configuration can actually do a lot of damage to the SNR. Alternatively narrow beam antennas at a 3-sector 120° can leave big coverage holes between sectors. It's a pretty interesting balancing act.
I am not enjoying this t-mobile 5G in Astoria Queens or even LTE for that matter. Here is comparison between the 2 today at Astoria park. This area had even faster speeds before Sprint 5G was shut down. T-Mobile really needs to expand the N41 coverage outside of Manhattan asap. Some how Sprint really delayed it fast. Sent from my SM-G988U1 using Tapatalk