MANILA -- Smart Communications' customers in Mega Manila, including the Bulacan and Rizal provinces, will soon enjoy unmatched mobile voice quality. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), has deployed Nokia Siemens Networks’ Wide Band Adaptive Multi-Rate (WB-AMR)* functionality which enables it to offer high-definition (HD) voice services to subscribers. Pilot implementations of this new feature have already been completed in Makati, Taguig and Rizal.
Nokia Siemens Networks is deploying the WB-AMR software feature in Smart Communications’ 3G network, and will do so later in its 2G network. The upgrade process is simplified by requiring only software updates for the network, and results in subscribers of Smart Communications benefiting from improved voice call quality.