BARCELONA, Feb. 28, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) successfully demonstrated
the world’s first voice-to-video conversion over a LTE network at the
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. The demonstration, which was based on
LG’s proprietary technology, enabled users to switch back and forth
between high quality voice and high resolution video call modes during
an ongoing telephone conversation. Also demonstrated was a video sharing
service, which enables real-time sharing of videos over a LTE network,
as they are being recorded.
LG’s LTE voice-to-video conversion process adheres to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Conversational Video Service, the industry standard established by the GSMA to govern the delivery of both video and voice data over LTE. LG will launch LTE-capable smartphones compliant with Conversational Video Service later this year.
“LG will continue to lead in LTE by developing and introducing innovations that con-sumers can actually experience and benefit from,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LTE sector is advancing at light speed and our voice-to-video conversion technology is in the best position to be adopted industry-wide.”
At last year’s MWC, LG successfully demonstrated Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and video calls. Prior to the introduction of LTE technology, high definition video calls on smartphones were not possible, as 3G networks were unable to handle the volume of data at the speeds required for high quality video images.
LG demonstrates seamless voice-to-videocall switch and streaming over LTE, girlfriends rejoice
The LTE phones that LG will release later in the year will have one very desirable feature - the ability to seamlessly switch from voice to video calls without first hanging up.
After demonstrating VoLTE to us at last year's MWC, LG is now aiming to help the poor schmucks who have ventured to shop stuff for their girlfriends remotely as well.
Its upcoming handsets will offer the ability to stream video over the fast LTE network in real time for the person on the other end of the line, taking the guesswork out of trying to shop for someone that is not in the same store, streaming those items for them to pick and choose, for example.
The seamless voice-to-videocall switch and the live video streaming over LTE will be in LG's phones that are coming this year, so we'll take the services for a spin.
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LG DEMONSTRATED WORLD'S FIRST VOICE-TO-VIDEO CONVERSION OVER LTE NETWORK AT MWC 2012LG's LTE Technology Enables Seamless Switching Between Voice and Video During Phone Conversations