Orange launched world’s first HD voice service

By | September 11th, 2009

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Previously HD audio have been kept away from the cellular networks, but today Orange launched HD voice for mobiles in Moldova. It’s the worlds first HD voice over the 3G and one of the biggest breakthroughs in mobile technology in years. For those who don’t know about Moldova, it’s a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south.

Orange has upgraded the voice sound quality on its network to support the WB-AMR codex. This is the second step in Orange’s high-definition (HD) voice strategy, following on from the launch of a high-definition voice service for VoIP calls in 2006. Over 500,000 Live phone devices have already been sold in France and the range will be extended to other Orange countries over the coming months.

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The first mobile handset integrating high-definition voice capability that will be launched by Orange Moldova is the Nokia 6720c. Background noise and distortion is also faded out to provide clearer voice conversations creating a feeling of proximity between both parties. This technology will bring a revolution in the cellular industry as now most of the customers would want their handsets to be HD voice enabled and by now only Nokia 6720c has this function.

Many of the customers would now prefer to switch their networks to Orange or have to be patient and wait for this technology to reach at their service provider’s door.

Nokia 6720c has all the functions of a smart phone. It has 2.2 inches screen TFT 16 M colors. It has a symbian operating system S60 rel 3.2. It has infrared, Bluetooth, WLAN integrated GPS besides it has a 5MP camera with a nice picture quality. Battery talk time is up to 8 hours and 30 mins.

High definition voice is clearly the future standard for mobile communications. Orange plans to rapidly extend the range of HD voice-compatible mobile handsets across Europe. The Group plans to introduce HD voice services to the UK and Belgium markets by the end of 2010 and believes that these handsets will represent the majority of the 3G handsets sold within five years.

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