SPIRIT DSP (Moscow), a voice and video over IP provider, has announced that Huawei Technologies (Shenzhen, China), the world's second-largest telecommunications equipment provider, has extended its license with SPIRIT DSP for HD voice and video to carriers.
Under terms of the agreement, Huawei, a SPIRIT customer since 2007, will use SPIRIT's TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine PC in its IP Multimedia Subsystem, Unified Communications, and Fixed Mobile Convergence solutions to carriers from the Huawei core network, delivering a PC video softphone to Huawei's carrier customers.
"Today, traditional carriers and service providers are under competitive pressure from the over-the-top providers like Skype, Google, etc., and they need innovative and cost-effective solutions to gain new revenue streams and meet the growing demand for a quality IP communication experience across all devices," said Wind Min, product manager of Huawei's VOIP product.
The TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine is an SDK for real-time communication over IP networks. The engine includes optimized standard voice codecs, such as G.711, G723, G.729, etc. and a patent-free wideband SPIRIT IP-MR codec for voice transmission over IP networks. The engine also includes an H.264 SVC video codec that addresses video packet loss and includes other video quality improvements, including a network adaptation module that compensates for network jitter and packet loss.
The news comes one day after Huawei announced a new smartphone and tablet, each based on the Android OS. According to Huawei CMO Victor Xu, the company plans to ship more than 10 million smartphones this year, up dramatically from 3 million in 2010.