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TMCNet:  LG U+ Selects Spirit DSP for Video Calling Service

[November 12, 2012]

LG U+ Selects Spirit DSP for Video Calling Service

Nov 12, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Spirit DSP, a provider of voice and video over IP engines provider, has announced that Korean service provider, LG U+, a subsidiary of LG Group, has selected Spirit's Team Spirit Voice and Video Engine Mobile to power a new video calling service.

According to a release, the new LG U+ service enables subscribers to make voice and video calls using Samsung Galaxy Player. LG U+ offers its subscribers media players with special preinstalled application.

It includes a telephone number that allows Samsung Galaxy Player users to throw their landline phones overboard. Calls between Galaxy Players are free, and LG U+ expects the main source of revenue will be calls between Galaxy Player and mobile and landline phones. Video calls from media player to another Galaxy Player or cell phones are powered by Team Spirit Voice and Video Engine Mobile, which allows LG U+ to provide HD video quality.

"LG U+, with its core approach of differentiation in technology innovative, is a long-standing Spirit customer who has come to rely on our technology to provide high quality VVoIP services to its subscribers," said Spirit's VP Alex Kravchenko. "This well-timed launch of this new service will help LG U+ bring in new subscribers and avoid loss of revenue resulting from subscribers switching to OTT providers like Skype and Google. We're pleased that Spirit products allow our operator customers to offer competitive solutions and hold their leadership positions in this rapidly changing telecommunications market." LG U+ already uses Spirit's Team Spirit Voice and Video Engine to provide voice and video communication in its U+070 Mobile service.

Team Spirit Voice and Video Engine is compatible with RCS-e and VoLTE specifications.

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