coffeebaron: Ok so I can't ask when VoLTE is likey coming; but I'm sure I'm allowed to ask when the first RBI2 towers are suppose to start building?
You can ask either. :-)
In the first case I can't answer because it's not public information and it's not something you could reasonably figure out just from knowing how things work. So, all I can say is that yes, VoLTE is coming because of course it is. I can also tell you it's coming to Spark and Vodafone at some point.
In the second case, I don't actually know. I wouldn't expect it to be soon, though, because the process of building a site has a long lead time - you've got to scope your potential sites including on-site surveys and then get all the leases worked out before you can even get to the consent stage. But that's for a regular site. In this case, the RBI2 project is a joint venture between all three networks so we all have to have RAN software upgrades to support the standard that allows a site to be shared. The shared sites aren't just three sets of equipment on the same pole - it is actually a single set of equipment broadcasting three networks simultaneously.
It's possible a few might get to construction stage by late next year I guess.