Wideband Voice

What Does Wideband Voice Mean?

Wideband voice is a digital technology used for voice precision and enhanced Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) audio quality. Wideband voice technology’s wideband codec delivers superior sound quality by doubling sampling rate and increasing the width of the reproduced sound spectrum.


Techopedia Explains Wideband Voice

Wideband voice continues to gain steady momentum over traditional telephony formats because of its features, which include:

  • Higher quality sound transmission
  • Background noise reduction
  • Doubling of traditional telephonic 8,000 times per second sampling
  • Sound spectrum width increased from 50 Hz to 7 KHz
  • Bandwidth requirements decreased to 32 Kbps – half the required maximum for public switched telephone networks (PSTN)

Wideband voice has been globally adopted by multiple countries and regions, including:

  • United Kingdom (Orange)
  • India (TATA-DOCOMO)
  • Egypt (Orange and Mobinil)
  • Switzerland (Orange)
  • Russia (Megafon)
  • Malta (Sky Telecom)
  • Germany, Armenia, Belgium, France and Spain

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