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Ericsson places first HD call over CDMA

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Ericsson places first HD call over CDMA

Take a look at the best smartphones on the market – they are shiny, powerful, and versatile. Ten years ago they would have looked like something out of a sci-fi movie, right? So why is it that we have not seen that much of an improvement when it comes to the quality of our phone calls? Well, reducing the call's sound quality is saving carriers precious bandwidth, but advances in technology may finally allow us to experience higher fidelity calls sooner than we may imagine.

Ericsson is the company that has been investing time and resources in hope to bring a “voice quality revolution” to the cellphone industry. The telecommunications giant has just announced that under laboratory conditions it has successfully placed "HD phone calls" over CDMA connectivity. As the name implies, these are voice calls of much higher quality than what we are used to today. The leap in quality was achieved by expanding the audio spectrum, which the phone call occupies, resulting in higher fidelity sound reproduction.

High quality calls have actually been demonstrated for the first time by Ericsson at MWC last year, but instead of using CDMA connectivity, the technology was demoed on an HSPA network. Ericsson has not announced whether it will be deploying their technology anytime soon, but chances are it may need more polishing if real world results do not look promising enough.

source: CNet

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posted on 18 Mar 2011, 17:47 5

1. Ultimatephonefreak (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)

Using a phone to talk is lame

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 17:56 15

2. JW1ngman (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

now i can hear my girlfriend complain like its in person!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 18:13

3. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

haha nice

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 19:36

5. Hotzb22 (Posts: 109; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)

lmao .

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 19:26 1

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I dont have a problem with Verizon's call quality at all. I never have static, white noise, no issues with background noise and no drop calls. I know it differs from location to location but I have no issues with calls. Most people don't even use their smartphones to call people anymore anyway. It's more about faster processors, gaming, web browsing, facebook, texting, etc etc.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 21:30

6. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

The fuck is this?

I never use my phone for talking anymore. Maybe to call parents and from time to time friends but I literally only use like 50 minutes a month and that's on a very rare occasion I use that much. Talk about burning money for no reason sony :/

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 22:07

7. pickles (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)

phonearena sucks, this was on phonescoop like 2 days ago. it wasn't very interesting 2 days ago either.

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 10:18 1

8. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

Why do people say they don't use phones to talk but scream to high heaven when AT&T drops calls? I'm not sure I understand network arguments anymore.

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 23:21 2

10. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

it's called you can't please everyone...if wireless carriers were paying people to have service someone would still have a complaint.

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 13:04 2

9. rsrsrsrsrffx (unregistered)

Nice! CDMA improvements!.. wait.. who's still using cdma? XDDD

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 02:08

11. T-MKR (unregistered)

@ rsrsrsrsrffx (unregistered) : I do

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