New Globalroam’s International Roaming Softphone Gets SPIRIT Voice Engine Mobile
MOSCOW, Russia, July 29, 2013 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s #1 voice and video over IP engines provider serving more than 1 billion users in 100+ countries, announced today that Globalroam, a Singaporean innovative service provider, has licensed SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit® Voice Engine Mobile to power its new mobile client application for making cost-effective VoIP calls for consumers and enterprises using iOS or Android smartphones.
The new Globalroam Softphone, a smartphone application for Android and iOS devices, will enable subscribers to make telephone calls using data connections, either between two smartphones or from a smartphone to PSTN or mobile network, which is needed in cases when there is no opportunity to establish VoIP application-to-application connection between speakers. Globalroam has licensed SPIRIT’s TeamSpirit Voice Engine Mobile to develop its software that enables voice communications with HD Voice quality, reliability and stability that exceeds other existing OTT services that use incomplete open source products, such as Google’s WebRTC.
Licensing SPIRIT engine will help Globalroam to offer its subscribers cost-effective international roaming services, in line with the global trend of OTT services expansion, such as Skype, Viber, and others which has resulted in significant revenue loss for traditional telcos. VoIP, which has become very popular among people over the last few years, has taken a great part of telcos revenue by cutting prices, especially for roaming and long-distance calls.
Recently several OTT services, including Viber, have introduced monetization model serving PSTN-to-VoIP call termination over its softphone application. In PSTN or traditional mobile networks any international call originates with a local carrier and then is being shipped to an international carrier. This international carrier leg of the call was the most expensive due to subterranean and sub-sea cables. Today the expensive leg of the call is the termination leg. When a call is placed, the carrier will route the call to a selected VoIP ОТТ service and ask the latter to complete the call to the recipient via its application. VoIP services also require and receive a termination fee but at a much lower cost than traditional telcos.
Such OTT services as Globalroam are born to become new strong competitors to existing telcos for international mobile termination. Taking into consideration the HD quality, reliability and stability that Globalroam’s Softphone gains with the use of TeamSpirit Voice Engine Mobile, it will become an effective service for quality and cost-affordable day-to-day multinational calls for business and consumers.
“We aim to be the global leader in connecting people across diverse media, and offer our mobile phone users top voice quality to talk to their online friends,” said Tan Kum Wah Clarence, Globalroam’s Founder and CEO. “GlobalRoam’s patented technology saves costs to people who wish to reach their overseas friends, and adds convenience of contacting their online acquaintances from any location. With SPIRIT’s high quality support, we successfully integrated Globalroam Softphone with TeamSpirit Voice Engine Mobile, which works impeccably on popular smartphones and tablets, including Android and iOS, which reach 90 percent of the world’s mobile users.”
About TeamSpirit Voice and Video Engine
TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engines support both RCS and VoLTE. The engines include resource-efficient HD voice and video codecs, echo and noise cancelling (AEC), automatic voice and video rate selection (ARS), packets delays mitigation, speech enhancement, network adaptation, voice and video synchronization, a dozen of standard digital telephony functions and more. In addition to a dozen of ITU-T standard G.7xx and H.26x codecs included in the engine, SPIRIT DSP also offers its own industry leading patented IP-MR™ (IETF RFC 6262) adaptive and error-resilient HD voice codec that has been selected by Tier1 telecom operators to deliver HD voice to dozens of millions of their subscribers. TeamSpirit video engine uses H.264SVC and VP8 video codecs. TeamSpirit Voice&Video Conferencing Engine is an additional server-side product bringing all the power of TeamSpirit’s robust high-quality calling to centralized multi-point communication scenarios.
TeamSpirit Conferencing powers SPIRIT’s VideoMostTM software for massively multipoint videoconferencing. SPIRIT DSP video engines are available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and allow users of smartphones, tablets and notebooks across different OSs to make video calls from iPhone to Android smartphones to PC, as well as participate in HD videoconferencing with automatic quality adaptation to specific network conditions, screen size and processing power.
About SPIRIT DSP
SPIRIT DSP is the world’s #1 voice and video over IP (VVoIP) engines provider. SPIRIT’s innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform is used by carriers, OEMs and software developers, web services and social networks, serving more VoIP users than Skype. SPIRIT DSP software platforms serve more than 1 billion users in 100 countries. Over 250 global technology leaders have licensed and/or are delivering products based on SPIRIT DSP software products, including Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Avaya, Blizzard, BroadSoft, BT, China Mobile, Dialogic, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG U+, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Reliance, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Viber, ZTE. SPIRIT’s direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share. SPIRIT DSP mainstream product today is multi-point web videoconferencing software VideoMost targeted at enterprise customers in partnership with telcos as SAAS service. SPIRIT DSP offers its multipoint videoconferencing software products to carriers and system integrators around the world who are deploying high-demand cloud videoconferencing and mobile video calling services under their own brands. Videoconferencing services based on SPIRIT DSP software help operators to gain extra revenue and effectively compete against Microsoft Lync and Cisco Webex offerings for the enterprise.
Globalroam objective is to connect people across diverse media, transcending barriers created by technology across different platforms. With its patented technology, this includes bridging the mobile world to the online world, at convenience and cost savings to end-users. It also encompasses using just one number for multiple services, without end users needing to obtain additional devices. Globalroam collaborates with telecommunication companies and service providers in reaching out to new markets.