USA, Japan and now: Germany! EVS is the audio codec of choice for Vodafone Germany’s VoLTE service. After T-Mobile USA and NTT DoCoMo, the German provider is now the third mobile network provider worldwide and the first in Europe to announce the implementation of the codec.
Vodafone plans to enable EVS support on numerous smartphones during the next few months through free of charge firmware updates.
EVS was developed within 3GPP and offers HiFi call quality for speech and audio alike. In addition, EVS increases call reliability and network efficiency due to its high robustness against packet loss.
More information about EVS is available here.