Everything from video content to radio seems to be selling the idea of high definition nowadays. The fact that HD has invaded as many aspects of technology as possible may ring crystal clear to most people. Orange has announced plans to introduce HD Voice to their telecom service across the U.K. in the present year.
HD Voice utilizes WB-AMR speech codec that renders high audio quality courtesy of a wider speech bandwidth of 50 – 7000Hz by implementing the same network resources. The present narrowband speech codec is cited as 300 – 3400Hz. The company is collaborating with handset providers on the development of gadgets to be unveiled in the near future.
“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,” declaimed Tom Alexander, CEO of Orange U.K. “Once people have tried it, they won’t want to go back.”
HD Voice promises to deliver high-quality audio to mobile calls and will be available to Orange subscribers with HD Voice-enabled phones. This release is claimed to come after two years of investment in the company’s mobile network with technology and expansion upgrades across the U.K.
More information on Orange HD Voice is still awaited.