Orange first to launch mobile HD Voice in the UK
Orange UK recently announced that 2010 is the year when it will be offering mobile HD Voice, which should deliver “excellent audio quality to mobile calls.”
The carrier is already working with unnamed top phone makers on developing HD Voice-ready handsets.
Mobile HD Voice is based on the WB-AMR (Wideband Adaptive Multi-Rate) speech codec, which uses a wide speech bandwidth (50–7000 Hz), thus being capable of providing enhanced sound quality without using extra network resources.
“Orange is proud to be leading the industry into the next decade by announcing a new standard in voice innovation that will transform the mobile experience for customers in the UK. HD Voice really does inject a level of innovation into mobile phone calls, making it sound as if callers are actually in the same room. Once people have tried it, they won’t want to go back,” declared Orange UK’s CEO, Tom Alexander.
Orange UK’s mobile HD Voice trials should be announced in the next few months, while a full nationwide roll-out is planned for later this year.
Via Press release