SPIRIT DSP (News - Alert), a provider of VoIP voice and video services, has announced that Indian telecom operator Infotel has licensed its TeamSpirit Voice and Video Engine Mobile.
“While the number of LTE (News - Alert) networks is growing, the quantity of mobile devices models supporting VoLTE is extremely small. LTE phones and tablets mainly support only data transmission over an LTE modem, while voice and video are going via a 2G/3G network. It’s an awkward situation for mobile operators who had hoped that phone OEMs would flood the market with 4G LTE-ready phones,” said Spirit vice president, Alex Kravchenko.
Reliance, Infotel’s parent company, intends to spend up to $10 billion to upgrade its network instead of waiting for phone makers to release models capable of voice and video over 4G networks.
"Carriers in dozens of countries now plan to or already deploy VVoIP services under their own brands in an effort to stop subscribers from switching to OTT providers, such as Skype (News - Alert), Viber and WhatsApp,” Kravchenko continued. “The TeamSpirit software engines enable the transmission of voice and video packets via LTE modems and help operators use mobile devices available in today's market. Reliance’s decision to follow the growing trend is a good example of carriers' flexibility to create their own competitive services faster. It’s the fastest who wins in today’s highly competitive technology world, not The biggest one."
SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit Voice and Video allows users to send voice and video over LTE connections to and from Apple (News - Alert) iPhone and Android devices. It offers features such as noise canceling, HD video, management of delays and voice enhancement.
Users of PCs and Macs can send calls to other users as well.
The company also demonstrated multi-platform, multi-point mobile HD VVoIP (Voice and Video over IP) at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, Spain in February 2012.
Edited by Braden Becker