Airtel rolls out HD voice service in Africa
Nairobi, Kenya, Mar 5 : Bharti Airtel ("Airtel"), a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the launch of the mobile HD voice service for its subscribers in Africa.
The development comes as the first step in Airtel's ambition to make mobile HD voice accessible in all its operations across the continent, the company said.
Mobile HD voice offers crystal clear audio quality and will enhance user experience on Airtel mobile networks.
"Surveys confirm that customers place a high value on HD Voice," said Andre Beyers, the Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa. "The new service will enrich end-user experience for Airtel subscribers".
Mobile HD Voice enables high-quality voice calls because it reduces background noise often heard on a regular call. Airtel customers on 3G networks will experience a significant improvement in their voice communications as the new service will enable them to hear better in noisy environments.
Mobile HD Voice based on AMR (Adaptive Multi Rate) Wideband technology (W-AMR) operates with nine different bit rates, providing high-quality voice calls.
Airtel becomes the third operator to launch a mobile HD voice service in Africa. The telecommunications company aims to make HD voice a reality on the continent. Further launches will be scheduled in 2013.