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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:05 PM

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More smartphones are getting HD Voice
A growing number of operators are putting pressure on vendors to include the technology, which improves voice quality
By Mikael Rickn?s
February 29, 2012 01:10 PM ET

IDG News Service - Quad-core processors and big screens are getting most of the attention at Mobile World Congress, but a feature that is getting more common on new smartphones is HD Voice.

More smartphones are becoming compatible with HD Voice, which improves call voice quality, as interest from operators for the technology is increasing. But even more mobile operators need to get onboard to increase its usability, according to Orange.

The improved quality it offers is possible thanks to AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate - Wideband), a speech-compression algorithm that doubles the range of voice frequencies transmitted. Phones also have better acoustics and noise cancelation, according to Alex Nourouzi, product marketing director at Orange, which all users benefit from.

"We now see a lot of operators launching; the last ones to go live were Swisscom in Switzerland and KPN in Holland, which is still a trial. So they are putting pressure on the phone manufacturers to put HD voice on their phones," said Jan Derksen, head of technical marketing at Ericsson Networks.

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