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EVS now available in Japan: NTT DoCoMo introduces new VoLTE service

May 23, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Video

Only a few weeks after T-Mobile USA introduced EVS into its LTE voice call system, we are pleased to announce that Japan based NTT DoCoMo launched its EVS powered VoLTE service on May 19th. This is the second operator to officially proclaim their use of EVS. The first mobile phones to support NTT DoCoMo’s VoLTE service including EVS are Sony Xperia X Performance, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Sharp AQUOS Zeta. Please click into the video to watch NTT DoCoMo’s complete announcement. Link to the YouTube-video: Please note: Starting the videos transfers usage data to youtube.

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T-Mobile USA launches EVS service

April 22, 2016 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication

EVS is the new 3GPP audio codec for Voice over LTE services with superior speech and audio quality co-developed by Fraunhofer IIS and is the latest upgrade to T-Mobile USA’s network. It offers substantial improvements in the quality of voice calls compared to regular or HD Voice calls. T-Mobile USA is the first operator in the world to announce the introduction of EVS in its VoLTE network. With the launch of the first EVS enabled smartphones at Mobile World Congress in February, the codec is about to change the way we all experience phone calls.

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The Next Generation of Mobile Call Quality

March 12, 2015 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Products & Technologies, Video

Europe´s most important trade show of the mobile domain ended a few days ago in Barcelona: the Mobile World Congress. Fraunhofer IIS provided visitors the opportunity to experience the future of mobile call quality with the recently finalized 3GPP communication codec “Enhanced Voice Services” (EVS).

This short video gives you more information about the new 3GPP communication codec EVS.

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A new standard to boost mobile voice call quality

December 19, 2014 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Success Stories
A new standard to boost mobile voice call quality | ©Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

Fraunhofer IIS is one of the prime movers behind the development of the Enhanced Voice Services codec “EVS”.

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Entering a Brave New World with Vconect

November 21, 2014 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Communication, Good to know, Success Stories
Entering a Brave New World with Vconect | ©Kirstin Prisk,

The vision of the EU project Vconect is to adopt high quality enriched video as a medium for mass communication within online communities. To highlight the fact that this vision is already an achievable reality, Vconect is collaborating with the Cornwall, UK-based Miracle Theatre and just recently supported the representation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest – live and digital”. For the play, the actors and audiences were located at two different theaters connected via Vconect technology.

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