Toshiba Corporation Joins The G.729 Consortium

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Toshiba Corporation Joins the G.729 Consortium

MONTREAL, July 21 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Sipro Lab Telecom (Sipro), the G.729 Patent Pool Licensing Administrator, is pleased to

announce that Toshiba Corporation has joined the G.729 Consortium. The G.729 Consortium

now represents and pools together the intellectual property rights (IPR) essential to this ITU-T

standard of France Telecom, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone

Corporation Universite de Sherbrooke, and Toshiba Corporation -- all recognized industry

leaders in the area of speech coding and processing solutions.

Sipro now represents the IPR portfolio of five (5) major telecommunication innovators related to

the G.729 technology on a worldwide basis. "Adding Toshiba's IPR to the Patent Pool license

delivers added value for all existing and potential future licensees of the IPR represented by the

G.729 Consortium which through its licensing agent, Sipro, provides a single point of contact

to a more comprehensive pool of essential patents," says Catharie Bechamp, Sipro's Vice

President Licensing.

Sipro and the G.729 Consortium have agreed to maintain the current Patent Pool licensing

terms and rates with the added value of Toshiba's essential patents to ease the continued use

of this proven speech coding solution by the telecommunication industry.

About G.729

The G.729 standard and its annexes, an ITU (International Telecommunication Union) approved

recommendation, provides the telecommunication industry with a low bit rate speech coding

solution. In today's market, G.729 is found in equipment and applications such as VoIP

gateways, IP phones, videoconferencing and teleconferencing, unified messaging, Internet

telephony, and other applications where the quality of service, delay and bandwidth are


About Sipro Lab Telecom

Sipro Lab Telecom is patent pool administrator and licensing agent for the G.729, G.723.1,

G.729.1 and G.711.1 patent pools, with more than 10 years experience in patent pool creation

and management for standard speech and audio coding technologies. Sipro's hallmarks are

solid business ethics in managing multiple patent pools, extensive knowledge of the

telecommunications market, and a proactive sales approach that contributes to optimum

timeframes for the conclusion of license agreements. Sipro actively contributes to the spread of

the technologies we represent through our services to partners and customers. Sipro is a

privately owned Canadian corporation, created in 1994 and based in Montreal, Quebec.

SOURCE  Sipro Lab Telecom

CONTACT:  Nathalie Beaudoin,

Director of Licensing of Sipro Lab Telecom Inc.


Fax: +1-514-737-2327

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