Etisalat Lanka receives GSMA accreditation for HD Voice

Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Etisalat Lanka in a statement yesterday said it has become the first mobile operator in Sri Lanka to be certified by the GSMA, for High Definition Voice (HD Voice). This accreditation means Etisalat Lanka is now among the twenty six international mobile operators to meet the internationally recognised criteria pertaining to noise cancellation, voice clarity and multiple technical features. Etisalat Lanka is also the only mobile operator to be included in the GSMA’s HD Voice Ecosystem. Expressing his views, Etisalat Lanka acting CEO Wail Salman stated, “Having met the criteria set by the GSM Association, in their efforts to standardise the services provided by telecommunication operators around the world, Etisalat Lanka received the accreditation for the HD Voice services we introduced recently. HD Voice provides high quality voice transmissions and a better overall experience for the user and this accreditation is an endorsement of the quality of the service we offer. The service is offered island wide.” Voice, is the primary mode of communication in the Sri Lankan mobile market to date. The use of HD Voice technology makes it possible to filter background noise and allows the caller to hear a clearer and crisper voice in addition to capturing its natural variations that are not detected in traditional audio standards. “The GSMA is pleased to see that Etisalat Lanka has adopted HD Voice on its network which will provide customers with high-quality, crystal clear voice calls,” said GSMA Director of Technology David Hutton. “The GSMA advocates the consumer benefits of HD Voice as part of its Network 2020 programme and works closely with operators and the wider telecommunications industry to ensure HD Voice is adopted and recognised as widely as possible.” To experience HD Voice and for more information on the service, customers can now visit any one of the Etisalat Flagship stores located across the island.