XConnect announced that its new high-definition voice
transcoding feature, which enables HD voice traffic to cross the fixed-mobile
divide through an IP-peering federation, has been developed in conjunction with
Now available for members of the XConnect HD Alliance, the new capability draws on
the combined strengths of XConnect’s carrier-ENUM registry and multimedia
interconnection services and AudioCodes’ Mediant 3000 high-definition
In a tested, certified end-to-end solution, XConnect’s
interconnection hub detects the need for transcoding, prompting the AudioCodes
transcoder to translate between the different codecs used by fixed-line and
As part of the deployment, AudioCodes will also become an
HD Alliance partner and join the XConnect Ready Partner Program to support
cooperation and co-marketing efforts between the companies.
With the recent increase in HD voice uptake on cellular
networks, predominantly relying on wideband AMR, and the widespread use of the
G.722 codec on wireline networks, high-definition interconnect becomes crucial
for a ubiquitous quality of experience for both wireless and wireline users,”
said Jeff Kahn, chief strategy officer of AudioCodes.
We are very pleased that AudioCodes has chosen to
provide its expertise to help us enrich the benefits of our high-definition
voice offering. AudioCodes’ transcoding technology complements XConnect’s ENUM
registry and interconnection services, and we look forward to collaborating in
other ways to bring innovation to market,” said Eli Katz, CEO, XConnect.
Recently, XConnect announced it has launched the global Video Interconnection Exchange (VIE), the world’s
first neutral federation for exchanging video calls across networks, operators,
service providers, B2B exchanges and vendors.
With multiple applications, services and platforms, video
communications is a thriving but fragmented community. VIE will resolve
interoperability and interconnection challenges by enabling secure,
scalable and multi-protocol interworking between disparate video communities,
exchanges, networks and devices. VIE will make video calling as easy as making
a voice call whether using a laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone from
anywhere in the world.
By Telecomlead.com Team