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SPIRIT DSP Tapped by South Korean Provider for Business VoIP and Video Engine

October 25, 2011

By Rajani Baburajan, Business VoIP Contributor

SPIRIT DSP has revealed that LG U+, South Korean's leading mobile and telecommunications service provider has selected SPIRIT's TeamSpirit Voice & Video Engine Mobile to power HD-quality business VoIP and video calling on mobile devices.

The carrier-grade technology enables the South Korean provider to handle voice and video over IP processing, delivering highly optimized business VoIP services to its clients.

South Korea has one of the world's most vibrant IP communications markets in the world, backed by strong support from the government. The country also boasts a high quality business VoIP infrastructure, supported by number portability options and a dedicated area zone for VoIP telephone numbers.

In just 18 months, the number of smartphone subscribers in South Korea has exploded more than ten-fold to top 10 million (or around a fifth of the population) which has caused local carriers to deploy their own mobile VVoIP (voice and video over IP) services to retain their customers from migrating to Skype and Google mobile voice and video services.

"SPIRIT DSP has a strong presence in Asia Pacific market and S. Korea LG U+ has come to rely on SPIRIT's proven and highly optimized, carrier-grade engine technology to handle voice and video over IP processing," said SPIRIT's VP Sales Alex Kravchenko, in a statement.  "We're pleased to continue our cooperation with LG U+ and maintain our critical role in bringing South Korean mobile users the highest quality communications experience possible."

TeamSpirit Engine offers real-time IP calling/conferencing communications, allowing application developers and service providers to offer superior quality voice and video products to millions of global users. Featuring scalable echo- and noise-free audio with scalable video, the solution delivers the highest quality conferencing experience. The voice engine includes highly optimized standard voice codecs and a patent-free wideband error-resilient scalable SPIRIT IP-MRTM voice codec (IETF RFC 6262).

Additionally, the voice and video engine features SPIRIT's H.264 scalable video codec that is able to adapt streams to each peer’s network and PC environments without heavy transcoding.

A recent IDC report suggests that a growing number of small and medium-sized businesses are investing in unified communication technologies, including business VoIP phone systems, video conferencing solutions and unified messaging technologies.

The report also found that the small business VoIP market is growing considerably, with more than 30 percent of firms with 100-999 employees utilizing some type of VoIP technology.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for virtual-pbx. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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