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Five Years of Fruitful Cooperation between Huawei and SPIRIT DSP

SPIRIT DSP, the world's #1 voice and video over IP engines provider serving more than 1 billion users in 100+ countries, announced today five years of non-stop partnership with Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment provider. Huawei's products and services are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

Since November 2007, several contracts were signed between the two companies, including SPIRIT’s voice engine and video engine licensed by Huawei for PCs and mobile platforms, including Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. As a result, today SPIRIT’s voice and video engines are part of Huawei’s software and hardware products, which are used worldwide by dozens of national telcos, serving totally more than 100 million users.

In 2007, Huawei licensed SPIRIT's TeamSpirit® Voice Engine PC to offer the highest quality PC VoIP solution to its operator and service provider customers. At the Huawei IMS Summit, which took place in Beijing during the PT/EXPO 2007, Huawei listed SPIRIT among its key partners, along with IBM, HP, Broadsoft and about 10 other major players of the global telecom industry.

Later Huawei has extended its license with SPIRIT for HD voice and video multiple times. Huawei uses SPIRIT's TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engine PC in Huawei's IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), Unified Communications (UC) and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) solutions to carriers. Huawei also extended its license with SPIRIT for wideband Mobile VoIP (voice over IP) and video calling.

Today, both SPIRIT and Huawei continue to cooperate tightly on a day-to-day basis in voice and video over IP-based networks. Huawei continues to expand its customer base, including products designed for telcos' using TeamSpirit engines for mobile and PC. "LTE-networks bring communications to new level, and require software that can cope with new challenges and complexity of offering cross-platform IP communications," said SPIRIT's Chairman Andrew Sviridenko. "We continue to develop innovative software products for voice and video over IP-networks expected by our valued telco customers, and this ongoing relationship with Huawei underscores the importance that telcos around the world are placing on delivering HD voice and video in their VVoIP services."

About TeamSpirit Voice and Video Engine

TeamSpirit Voice&Video Engines support both RCS-e and VoLTE. The engines include resource-efficient HD voice and video codecs, echo and noise cancelling (AEC), automatic voice and video rate selection (ARS), packets delays mitigation, speech enhancement, network adaptation, voice and video synchronization, a dozen of standard digital telephony functions and more. In addition to a dozen of ITU-T standard G.7xx and H.26x codecs included in the engine. SPIRIT also offers its own industry leading IP-MR™ (IETF 6262) adaptive and error-resilient HD voice codec that has been selected by Tier1 telecom operators to deliver HD voice to millions of their VAS services users. TeamSpirit uses H.264SVC and VP8 video codecs. TeamSpirit Voice&Video Conferencing Engine is an additional server-side module bringing all the power of TeamSpirit's robust high-quality calling to centralized communication scenarios.

TeamSpirit Conferencing powers SPIRIT's VideoMost software for massively multipoint videoconferencing. SPIRIT video engines are available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and allow users of smartphones, tablets and notebooks across different OSs to make video calls from iPhone to Android smartphones to PC, as well as participate in HD video conferencing with automatic quality adaptation to specific network conditions, screen size and processing power.

About SPIRIT

SPIRIT DSP is the world's #1 voice and video over IP engines provider, serving more VoIP users than Skype. SPIRIT's innovative carrier-grade voice and video software platform allows carriers, OEMs and software developers to deliver superior quality and integrated VVoIP services for telcos, cable and mobile service providers, enterprises, internet portals and social networks. SPIRIT software platforms serve more than 1 billion users in over 100 countries, powering popular products from Apple, Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Avaya, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Dialogic, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, KT, Kyocera, LG U+, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Samsung, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Viber, ZTE, among 250+ others. SPIRIT's direct OEM customers jointly exceed 60 percent of the global smartphone market share. VideoMost is the SPIRIT multi-point web video-conferencing software, for Enterprise and SMB customers and Service Provider partners, competing against US-based Vidyo. For more information, visit www.spiritdsp.com.

TeamSpirit is a registered trademark and IP-MR is a trademark of SPIRIT DSP. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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