June 24, 2010 - 16:06 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Orange Armenia has launched High Definition (HD) voice services.
As Olaf Swantee, France Telecom Executive Vice President in charge of Europe and Sourcing, said at June 24 news conference in Yerevan, Armenia has become the 2nd among 42 states where HD technology was launched by Orange.
The piece of Komitas “Lorik” first sounded with HD voice, became the first world concert through HD call. Orange Armenia is the second mobile operator in the world, whose customers can benefit from this innovative service. With its crystal clear, superior sound quality, Orange’s introduction of HD voice is set to herald a new era for mobile communications and a new standard of phone voice quality. HD voice virtually eliminates the distance between callers so that it makes calls sound as if they’re in the same room. If standard mobile calls are realized in the 300-3400Hz bandwidth, HD voice calls are realized in a wider speech bandwidth of 50-7000Hz. Due to this, all nuances of the human voice and low sounds are completely reproduced. First HD phone is already imported to Armenia and is available in Orange shops.
“We are delighted by the progress of Orange in Armenia. This is not only a progress for our company, but also for the country, as the unprecedented high quality standards and innovations, that we witnessed here today, rank Armenia as a leading country not only in this region, but even, in the world. Orange Armenia is a hotspot of innovation for the Group, whose experience, though accumulated only recently, could be successfully applied even in traditionally developed markets,” Olaf Swantee said.