As we all know, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks lower costs and create more efficient solutions for consumers and providers alike. With the creation of Voice Peering Fabric (VPF), the landscape of the telecom industry has changed even more drastically by moving all telephone calls into the IP domain, which delivers higher quality audio experiences than PSTN and makes high-definition (HD) voice possible.
T-Mobile premiered its HD Voice at CES (News - Alert) Las Vegas in the beginning of this year, where attendees were shown a brief demo of its call quality. Finally, the public was able to hear this new feature for themselves in this 30 second clip.
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According to T-Mobile, this new feature improvises in-call voice quality for customers with smartphones, and if you just listened to the clip on YouTube (News - Alert), they are not lying. By showing significance of HD quality through the comparison of the voice with and without it, users are able to notice how much clearer HD quality sounds in a simple 30 second frame.
By comparing the voice with and without HD capabilities, users can really understand and identify how much clearer HD quality sounds. By using wideband codecs, companies are able to create a wider frequency range, which provides almost the same clarity of face-to-face conversation.
Despite the developments in social media and Web-based communications, voice is still the number one way to communicate, which makes the development of HD Voice even more important.
XConnect, a carrier of ENUM-registry services, has also started its own trial of voice peering specifically for service providers that are capable of offering HD services.
“The significantly improved sound quality of HD voice is an important step in making communication clearer and more effective," said Jeff Rodman , Polycom co-founder and CTO. "We're pleased to support XConnect's (News - Alert) HD voice trial, and view it as an important step toward HD voice communication for everyone."
Now that VoIP and voice peering capabilities are being adopted by businesses and networks alike, the next step in furthering this development is the incorporation of HD into all service providers. As T-Mobile (News - Alert) and XConnect begin to lead the way- as well as raise the bar – it will be interesting to see how quickly other companies follow.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo