Pekka Lundmark Nokia CEO Makes World’s First ‘immersive’ Phone Call

Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark has reportedly made the world’s first immersive audio and video phone call. The company made the revelation on Monday, saying that the new technology is designed to improve the quality of a call with three-dimensional sound, making interactions more lifelike.

The Nokia boss who was also in the room when the first 2G call was made back in 1991, stated that the company is demonstrating the future of voice calls, which is part of the upcoming 5G Advanced standard. The IVAS call was held between Pekka Lundmark, Nokia‘s President and CEO, and Stefan Lindström, Finland’s Ambassador of Digitalization and New Technologies.

Speaking during an interview, Pekka Lundmark said;

It is the biggest leap forward in the live voice calling experience since the introduction of monophonic telephony audio used in smartphones and PCs today. This is now becoming standardised; so the network providers, chipset manufacturers, handset manufacturers can begin to implement it in their products

With the new technology, users will be able to make calls and hear sound spatially in real-time, instead of the monophonic voice currently in use. Nokia has said that it was able to successfully demonstrate the IVAS technology in a real-time call, even though the technology has not yet been implemented in mobile networks. In the future, the Immersive Voice and Audio Services (IVAS) codec technology will be applicable in smartphones, tablets and PCs.

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