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Highly efficient low-rate audio coding methods are required for new compelling and commercially interesting applications of streaming, messaging and broadcasting services using audio media in 3rd generation mobile communication systems. After an audio codec selection phase 3GPP has standardized the extended AMR-WB (AMR-WB+) codec that provides unique(More)
Introduction of LTE (Long Term Evolution) brings enhanced quality for 3GPP multimedia services. The high throughput and low latency of LTE enable higher quality media coding than what is possible in UMTS. LTE-specific codecs have not yet been defined but work on them is ongoing in 3GPP. The LTE codecs are expected to improve the basic signal quality, but(More)
The adaptive multi-rate (AMR) speech codec offers substantial improvement over previous GSM speech codecs in error robustness by adapting speech and channel coding depending on channel conditions. In GSM AMR, the trade-off between speech quality and average bit rate can be further improved by source signal based rate adaptation (SBRA). Together with fast(More)