SPIRIT DSP announced today the second big news of the week. Yesterday, they announced Viber, a VoIP app for the iPhone was powered by SPIRIT DSP and now today they are announcing that Huawei Technologies has extended its license with SPIRIT DSP for HD voice and video to carriers. Interesting that I never hear from SPIRIT DSP's competitor Global IP Sound (GIPS) any more -- who at one time powered Skype.
Anyway, under terms of the agreement, Huawei, an existing SPIRIT customer since 2007, will use SPIRIT's TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine PC in its IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), Unified Communications (UC) and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) 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. "We're pleased to be extending our relationship with SPIRIT, a world leading provider of innovative, carrier-grade voice and video over IP software, to deliver this core functionality to carriers, who are well positioned with their managed networks and massive enterprise and consumer customer base to gain majority share of this rapidly growing market."
“We're proud that Huawei as turned to SPIRIT, once again, to deliver this much-needed functionality to its carrier customers,” said SPIRIT's Chairman Andrew Sviridenko. "By leveraging our TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine, Huawei can quickly offer service providers the highest quality IP communication solution so they can aggressively compete against others, and remain the No. 1 source for voice and video services."
The TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine is an SDK for real-time communication over IP networks. The engine includes highly optimized standard voice codecs, such as G.711, G723, G.729, etc. and a patent-free wideband SPIRIT IP-MRTM codec optimized 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, allowing service providers to offer HD quality voice and video communication services to millions of users.