Korea Telecom licenses SPIRIT Mobile VOIP Engine
For its Next Generation Multiplatform Value-adding IP-based Services
MOSCOW, Russia – October 18, 2011 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s top voice and video over IP engines provider, announced today that Korean Telecom giant KT has licensed the company’s TeamSpirit® Voice Engine Mobile, an SDK (Software Development Kit) that enables high-definition (HD) VoIP (voice over IP) calling on a broad range mobile devices. KT is S. Korea’s top fixed-lined operator and the No. 2 mobile carrier in the region.
Internet telephony is Korea’s prominent daily communications medium. The VoIP rates are 80 percent cheaper for intercity calls, 20 percent lower for calls to mobile phones and 95 percent cheaper for international calls. According to the Korean Communications Commission (KCC), the number of paid Internet telephony subscribers broke the 10 million mark this year.
“With the growing popularity of VoIP calling in Asia Pacific, coupled by the sheer volume of mobile data usage, the problem of lost or jammed traffic becomes a real barrier for smooth, quality communications over mobile networks,” said SPIRIT’s VP Sales Alexander Kravchenko. “The priorities of consumers and businesses are shifting from an experience that’s ‘good enough’ to a demand for a higher quality mobile HD VoIP experience that SPIRIT engine delivers to KT’s millions of mobile subscribers.”
The TeamSpirit Engine is a SDK for real-time IP calling/conferencing communications, allowing business application developers and service providers to offer superior quality communications products to millions of global users. The TeamSpirit Engine software uniquely combines scalable echo- and noise-free audio with scalable video, a necessary marriage to ensure the highest quality conferencing experience. TeamSpirit enables many hours of battery life in wideband talk mode. 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). The video engine includes SPIRIT’s H.264 scalable video codec that is able to adapt streams to each peer’s network and PC environments without heavy transcoding and it includes a multi-component stream protection module that compensates for network jitter and packet loss.
SPIRIT DSP is the world’s top voice and video over IP engines provider. SPIRIT’s innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform allows carriers, OEMs and software developers to deliver superior quality and integrated voice and video over IP services for telcos, cable and mobile service providers, enterprises, internet portals and social networks. More than 200+ million channels in 80+ countries are based on SPIRIT’s platforms. SPIRIT software platforms power popular products from Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, KT, Kyocera, LG U+, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Veraz, Viber, ZTE, among 250+ others. SPIRIT’s direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share. VideoMost.com is the SPIRIT spin-off for multi-point video-web-conferencing service. For more information, visit www.spiritdsp.com.