MWC 2010: Orange to trial HD voice calls in the UK

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Thumbnail image for orange.jpgWhile HD displays are usually top of the agenda at tech shows, Orange are focussing on HD sound at this week’s MWC 2010. Orange are set to trial HD voice calling in the UK, which they believe will give unparalleled levels of clarity to mobile conversations and “create a much closer feeling of proximity between both parties, almost as if callers are actually in the same room”.

Everyone at some point has struggled with a garbled or crackly line, but Orange believe the new tech they are testing will usher in “a new era for mobile communications”.

The UK, three-month trials will begin in the spring and trials will spread across Europe, with France, Spain and Luxembourg confirmed as other testing grounds.

It’s great news if it proves a success, though I do get a little chuckle every once in a while when a handset makes my pals sound like a Transformer.

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Gerald Lynch