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Archive for October 27th, 2009

Voxbone’s iNum Service Speaks in High Definition With Skype

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In-the-Room Sound Quality Available to Millions More

As Voxbone Adds Support for Skype’s SILK Wideband Audio Codec

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Oct. 28, 2009Voxbone, provider of international VoIP origination services and telephone numbers, today announced that its geographically-independent number service, iNum®, now supports high-definition (HD) calling between dozens of VoIP networks and Skype, the global leader in Internet communications. 

Greatly expanding availability of emerging HD voice technology, Voxbone will transcode, or translate, between Skype’s super-wideband SILK codec and the widely deployed HD codec, G.722, Voxbone announced at eComm Europe 2009.  

Prefaced with the ITU-assigned 883 code, iNum numbers refer to the Internet as the 44 country code refers to the U.K. Calls to iNum numbers are routed first more

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Wavesat’s “Odyssey” 4G Chipset First to Market for XGP Network in Japan

Willcom GX001N PC CardWavesat Deploys Odyssey 4G Chipset in Willcom’s New XGP

Wireless Broadband Service in Japan

Wavesat’s Odyssey 8500 chipset — designed into Willcom’s GX001N PC Card –

is first to market in providing XGP services for mass deployment

San Mateo, Calif. / Tokyo – October 27, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of 4G broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that its “Odyssey” chipset is the first – and currently the only — to be widely deployed in Willcom’s new “XGP” broadband wireless network, which entered commercial service this month in Japan. The Odyssey chipset is featured in Willcom’s GX001N XGP PC Cards manufactured by a leading manufacturer of wireless terminals and consumer devices in Japan.

Willcom’s data-only (Internet, video and more) XGP service, based on a 4G “OFDMA” standard, is available more


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