TranSwitch licenses AMR-WB for wireline silicon implementation

Telecommunications fabless semiconductor company TranSwitch ( has licensed AMR-WB from VoiceAge (, marking a push to move AMR-WB beyond the cellular world into more wireline gear.

TranSwitch makes a range of system on a chip (SoC) solutions combining embedded DSPs and software suites.  The company will incorporate AMR-WB into its Entropia  infrastructure product line and into its Atlanta CPE family, ensuring HD voice support for both network core and end/edge hardware.

According to the company’s website, TransSwitch supplies silicon for Tier 1 telecommunications OEMs including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Huawei, Nokia Siemens, Tellabs, and ZTE.

Mark this as the first of several announcements to bring AMR-WB into the wireline world.  VoiceAge hinted it would start promoting the use of AMR-WB to the wired in its February 1, 2010 press release announcing the launch of a simplified AMR-WB patent pool when it said “The deployment of G722.2 in the wire line network will result in better quality services by removing the need for transcoding between the two network”

Needless to say, proliferation of AMR-WB won’t hurt VoiceAge’s bottom line.

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