Codec Evolution and Industry Proposal

Jonathan Christensen, General Manager, Audio & Video, Skype

Date: Tuesday, March 3

Time: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Location: Salon E

The PSTN has been bandwidth limited from its inception. This was done to keep equipment costs down. But is 3kHz really enough to get your point across? Wideband audio has emerged in services like Skype and with today's low cost, silicon based manufacturing and the move to all IP transmission there is an opportunity to finally break through the POTS bandwidth barrier. Jonathan will discuss the complex audio codec landscape and put forth a proposal for how we [the Industry] can make wideband audio ubiquitous.

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