Hesse: Sprint HD Voice to be available nationwide this coming July

Hesse: Sprint HD Voice to be available nationwide this coming July
Sprint is taking its enhanced audio feature, Sprint HD Voice, nationwide starting this coming July. This comes from the carrier's CEO, Dan Hesse, who was speaking Tuesday at the Oracle Industry Connect conference. Those with the service, and a handset that supports it, will notice the removal of background noise and a much improved experience on phone calls. While most cellular calls take place over four octaves, Sprint HD Voice uses seven octaves.

Some Sprint branded handsets are already compatible with Sprint HD Voice, and those that are not will receive a software update in order to support it. Last July, the Sprint variant of the HTC One received the update. The carrier will announce which phones will require an update in July, when the feature is expanded coast to coast.

Hesse also reiterated the comments made by the mobile operator's Chief Network Officer, John Saw. As we told you on Tuesday, Saw explained how the combination of the carrier's tri-band Sprint Spark and carrier aggregation, could lead to theoretical download speeds of up to 150Mbps. The CEO said that in the second half of 2015, carrier aggregation will give Sprint 120MHz of spectrum to play with, allowing for the 150Mbps speed that Saw mentioned. "That's two big channels of 60MHz," Hesse noted. "We're talking 18 months away." 

It would seem that Sprint subscribers certainly have a lot to look forward to, with a zippier network and improved audio on the way.


source: LightReading via Phandroid

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