Speaking of alternatives to G.722, a startup called Voxygen is delivering a free, private push-to-talk-service called Babbelon. The concept isn’t new, but it uses Skype’s SILK “super wideband” audio codec and is hosted over on Rackspace.
Babbelon is a browser-based VoIP chat tool and provides a “massively” multi-user VoIP service; according to the press release, Babbleon can handle thousands of simultaneous users at a fraction of the cost per user of other traditional services. Babbelon can scale up to more than 7,000 simultaneous users and being promoted as a tool for a variety of consumer and business apps, including e-commerce, online auctions and sales meetings/seminars. The company plans to focus on the Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) gamer/player community.
So will SILK square up against SIREN in the gaming arena?