Pan India 4G spectrum winner Infotel Broadband Services Ltd, owned by Reliance Industries is reported to use a software platform made by Russian software maker SPIRIT DSP to offer voice and data on its upcoming LTE-TDD networks.
Russian software maker SPIRIT (Software Products Integrated Research International Transfer) is going to provide a voice and video over IP (VVoIP) solutions to Infotel. As VoLTE ready handsets are yet to be launched, Reliance Infotel is forced to use purely software based solution.
Founded in 1992 SPIRIT develops embedded software solutions for real-time voice and video communication over IP networks – voice and video engines which are used by several telecom operators, equipment manufacturers, software developers, web services and social networks serving over 1 billion users in more than 100 countries.
SPIRIT's cross-platform Mobile TeamSpirit engine (RCS-compliant videosoftfone) will deliver HD voice and video transmission as well as data on any devices running any operating system.
As users worldwide are moving to use Skype, Viber or other free web calling services, operators are forced to bring such native applications of their own to add extra revenue on their sheet. Using operator over the top (OTT) Reliance will soon be offering quality alternative to Skype or Viber in LTE network which may be killer for existing 3G and partly 2G operators.
It can be reminded that earlier Reliance informed about such an unique platform for simultaneous voice and data services and asked TRAI to give mobile numbers to test it in Jamnagar, Delhi and Mumbai.
It is quite interesting that Mukesh Ambani headed Reliance Industries is appointing little known companies to its dream telecom project; for eg Samsung will provide LTE BTS, Infinera to provide OFC gears and VVoIP platform to be provided by SPIRIT. Advantages are going for RIL; they can bargain for best stuffs (read, more India centric) at cheapest price.