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October 22, 2008

Mobile VoIP on iPhones and Smartphones from GIPS

By Eve Sullivan, TMCnet Editor


A whitepaper by Global IP Solutions (News - Alert) (GIPS) discusses mobile VoIP on iPhones and Smartphones and emphasizes issues that must be addressed to create a quality mobile experience.
 
The whitepaper, “Implementing VoIP for iPhones and Smartphones,” was written by Roar Hagen, CTO at GIPS.
 
“Smartphones and especially the iPhone (News - Alert) present the most promising opportunity for growth of the mobile IP market, and an excellent platform for developing applications that create real-time VoIP,” Hagen says. “However, mobile application developers, wireless service providers and handset manufacturers need to ensure the end user experience is first-class to ensure success in the market. GIPS audio processing expertise is recognized worldwide and ensures high-quality VoIP, even under adverse Wi-Fi conditions.”
 
GIPS provides voice and video processing in IP communications and enables its customers to deliver quality, with a faster time-to-market. GIPS serves application developers, wired and wireless service providers and network and telecommunications equipment vendors. Its customer list includes Nortel, Oracle, Samsung, WebEx, Yahoo!, AOL (News - Alert) and other players in the voice and video over IP markets.
 
The whitepaper highlights the challenges and opportunities critical for high quality when implementing mobile VoIP and addresses how developers can overcome problems in mobile IP communications, such as packet loss and delay, jitter, echo and OS tuning.
 
It also explains how applications can be VoIP-enabled to take advantage of the unique capabilities of today’s smartphones, such as access to the Internet. To download the paper for free, visit www.gipscorp.com.
 
Apple’s (News - Alert) iPhone 3G was the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. this summer, capturing 24 percent of the market, according to market research. The total smartphone market is growing rapidly, with revenues reaching nearly $1.7 billion already this year.
 
“These full featured devices have introduced ground breaking design and multimedia capabilities to the mobile world and their adoption rate has been staggering, even during this down economy,” Hagen said. “Application developers, wireless service providers and manufacturers can bring expert high-quality voice and video applications to mobile devices in record time with GIPS’ MediaEngines. This will allow both the enterprise and consumer mobile community to benefit from new IP communication capabilities on the road, such as VoIP calling, social networking and video conferencing, as well as integrated multi-player chat.”
 
GIPS became known for its media processing expertise for IP communications with the invention of the IETF standard iLBC. With more than 800 million downloads globally on various platforms, they continue to enable VoIP on mobile devices, with cutting-edge mobile VoIP applications. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Stockholm, Boston and Hong Kong.

Eve Sullivan is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Eve's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Eve Sullivan



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