Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are fast deploying the Mobile HD voice services to enable high-quality voice calls in supporting mobile networks and an improved user experience for calls between mobile phones supporting the feature. A new report from the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms the growing importance of HD voice service for mobile network operators around the world and the number of mobile operators offering HD voice service has increased by 48% in 2013.
GSA has further confirmed that 93 operators have commercially launched HD voice services in 66 countries. According to a statement by GSA, the growth will be fueled by deployment of cross-network national inter-connectivity for HD voice calling that will enable international roaming for HD voice services and HD voice calling between fixed and mobile networks. GSA also expects that the HD voice calling which uses the Adaptive Multi Rate Wideband (W-AMR) technology, will become a mainstream mobile user experience in 2014.
Alan Hadden, President of the GSA, said: “HD voice is particularly widespread Europe, being available on mobile networks in over 85% of the 28 Member countries of the European Union, for example. However, HD voice service extends to mobile networks in most other regions of the world too.” Read More 'GSA confirms approaching 100 mobile networks offer HD voice service'