Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Comparative Study of Two Codecs for an Enhanced GSM System

S. A. Atungsiri, A. M. Kondoz, B. G. Evans

Centre for Satellite Engineering Research (CSER), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

The European Telecommunication Standards Institute's SMG 1 recently finalised the requirements for an envisaged enhanced full rate (EFR) codec to supplement the current GSM TCH-FS codec [1]. In this paper, we assess the performance of two modern speech codecs vis-a-vis the published performance requirements for the envisaged EFR. We conclude that a significant improvement in speech quality both under clear and degraded channel conditions is achievable within the framework of the SMG performance requirements.

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Bibliographic reference.  Atungsiri, S. A. / Kondoz, A. M. / Evans, B. G. (1995): "Comparative study of two codecs for an enhanced GSM system", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 703-707.