Mobile music services are widely regarded as a main driver for data revenues of 3rd Generation (3G) mobile networks, increasing the average revenue per user (ARPU) and producing a significant return of investment for operators. aacPlus caters for this application further by minimising network traffic and simultaneously maximising customer satisfaction through the highest possible audio quality.
“The commitment of Orange is a major step for aacPlus and a clear sign that our technology answers to the demands of the market,” said Oliver Kunz, Vice President Strategic Marketing Coding Technologies. “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with such an important player to create new businesses and markets.”
Coding Technologies provides the best audio compression for mobile, broadcasting, and Internet. SBRT (Spectral Band Replication) from Coding
Technologies is a backward and forward compatible method to enhance the efficiency of any audio codec; putting the “PRO” in mp3PRO and the “Plus”
in aacPlus. Parametric Stereo from Coding Technologies and Philips again significantly increases the efficiency of audio codecs for stereo signals at low bit rates. Products from Coding Technologies are fundamental enablers of open standards such as MPEG, Digital Radio Mondiale, HD Radio, and the DVD Forum.
Coding Technologies is a privately held company with offices in Sweden,
Germany, and Silicon Valley. Founded in 1997 in Stockholm, the company
later merged with a spin-off of the renowned Fraunhofer Institute in
Germany, the inventor of MP3. Coding Technologies’ customers include
America Online, iBiquity Digital, mmO2, Nokia, RealNetworks, SK Telecom,
Thomson, Texas Instruments, Vodafone, and XM Satellite Radio.