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.
Pretty simple, its clear the DOJ wants to keep four carriers. Everyone knows that having three carriers will kill all competition in the wireless market. Best thing for Son to do is take the "L" and sell Sprint to someone that is willing to put in the CAPEX and give Sprint a nudge in the right direction.
They should just give to the G block in my area. Tmobile already holds 20x20 and then Sprint 10x10 A block all of which is contiguous so on 5G they can do 30x30. VZW holds the C block here and only has 10x10 on B2. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk