World's 1st 'immersive audio' phone call with 3D sound made by Nokia CEO

Nokia's Breakthrough:

Nokia has achieved the world's first cellular call using the new Immersive Voice and Audio Services (IVAS) codec.

3D Spatial Sound:

The IVAS codec enables real-time 3D spatial sound for calls, significantly enhancing the flat, monophonic audio experience of current smartphone calls.

First Immersive Call:

Nokia's President and CEO, Pekka Lundmark, made the first live immersive audio and video call to Finland's Ambassador of Digitalization and New Technologies, Stefan Lindström, using this technology.

5G Advanced Standard:

The IVAS technology, part of the upcoming 5G Advanced standard, was demonstrated from Nokia's campus in Espoo, showcasing its distinctive acoustic dimensions.

Enhanced Communication:

IVAS codec allows spatial audio for live calls across devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs, bringing a more lifelike interaction experience.

Significant Leap:

This development is seen as the most significant advancement in live voice calls since monophonic telephony was introduced.

Future of Calls:

Lundmark emphasized that this technology revolutionizes voice and video calls by creating a spatial listening experience, with potential benefits for both enterprise and industrial applications.

3GPP IVAS Standard:

Lundmark emphasized that this technology revolutionizes voice and video calls by creating a spatial listening experience, with potential benefits for both enterprise and industrial applications.