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Deutsche Telekom Implements EVS in its LTE network, MPEG LA Launches EVS Patent Portfolio License

July 18, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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Customers using Deutsche Telekom’s LTE network can now experience phone calls that feel as if the other person was in the same room. The German carrier has adopted Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), the 3GPP communication codec especially designed for VoLTE services, which, under the name “HD Voice Plus,” provides an even better sound in mobile phone calls moving forward.

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Alive and Kicking – mp3 Software, Patents and Licenses

May 18, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Good to know, Products & Technologies

Some weeks ago, we updated our website with information about the end of the mp3 licensing program by Technicolor and Fraunhofer. So, does this mean that mp3 is really dead now, as we have read often in the last few days? Of course not! mp3 is a phenomenon, which changed our way of consuming music forever, and is very much alive in 2017.

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News from the Digital Radio World – Part 2

February 23, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know
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Last week we reported about current developments in digital radio in Europe. In today’s article, we will look at the expansion of digital radio in other continents, with focus on India.

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World Radio Day: Recent Developments in Digital Radio

February 13, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know
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Today, February 13, is World Radio Day! What an opportunity to take a closer look at the most recent developments around the expansion of digital radio. Only last week, the EBU published its second Digital Radio Report, stating that 1206 European radio stations are currently broadcasting via DAB or DAB+, of which 369 are digital-only. This is by far not the only recent advancement in this area.

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World’s 1st Terrestrial UHD TV Service With MPEG-H Audio

June 30, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Broadcasting, Good to know, Success Stories
MPEG-H Audio offers interactivity

Experiencing the stadium sound in your own living room as if you were present at the football match is just one feature of the new MPEG-H Audio technology. Specifically developed for next generation television and streaming systems, the audio codec is now part of the Korean standard for terrestrial Ultra High Definition TV recently published by South Korean standards organization Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA). If governmental officials approve the standard in September, MPEG-H Audio will provide a completely new sound experience in the world’s first 4K TV system, which will launch in South Korea in February 2017.

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