The days of having to hang up and start another call to switch from voice to video calls look to be numbered with LG demonstrating seamless switching from voice to video over an LTE network at Mobile World Congress 2012. The system also allows the real-time sharing of videos over an LTE network as they are being recorded, which should prove handy for newshounds.

While the demonstration was based on LG's proprietary technology, the company says its LTE voice-to-video conversion process complies with the industry standard governing the delivery of both voice and video over LTE - the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Conversational Video Service, to be exact. LG is hoping that this will help encourage widespread adoption of its technology.

"The LTE sector is advancing at light speed and our voice-to-video conversion technology is in the best position to be adopted industry-wide," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

LG will launch LTE-capable smartphones with voice-to-video conversion later this year.

Source: LG