In addition to the obvious entertainment-on-the-go value of mobile multimedia services, there is also great potential for enhanced business communication as well. The combination of high quality images, video and sound is able to deliver information-rich messages from businesses to their employees, clients and partners wherever they may be. Depending on the business transaction involved, mobile multimedia communication could either be in the form of server-to-person or person-to-person types and promises to greatly improve the productivity and responsiveness of business operations. This article deals with the impact that enhanced speech and audio coding technologies has enabling these new services.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 4, No. 1, 2005