Washington: Smartphone makers will soon be able to add high-definition sound – making calls sound clearer and crisper.
‘HD Voice’, also known as wideband audio, is a technology designed to make a caller''s voice, and other noises, sound on phone calls as close as possible to how they do in person.
According to CNN, on Monday, AT&T Senior Vice President Kris Rinne confirmed that the company plans to roll out HD Voice later this year.
The move will make it the latest major player officially adopting a mobile feature that actually has to do with making phone calls, the report said.
Rinne, speaking at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit in Sausalito, California, informing of the next generation of cellular phone networks, said that HD Voice is part of their voice-over-LTE strategy.
T-Mobile announced last month it will have HD Voice on the iPhone 5, to be rolled out on T-Mobile’s networks in the U.S. for the first time later this month.
According to the report, Verizon has said it plans to implement the technology in 2014 and Sprint has said it plans to make HD Voice an option on the Sprint-exclusive HTC Evo 4G LTE.
When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 in September, the company announced that the phone is equipped for HD Voice and that 20 carriers around the globe would have the ability to offer it, the report added.
First Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 16:00