This TS is applicable to any terminal capable of supporting narrow-band or wideband telephony, either as a stand-alone service or as the telephony component of a multimedia service. This TS specifies minimum performance requirements for the acoustic characteristics of 3G terminals when used to provide narrow-band or wideband telephony.
The set of minimum performance requirements enables a guaranteed level of speech quality while taking possible physical limits of the terminal design into account. Some performance objectives are also defined, if such design limits can be overcome. Care must be taken in applying performance objectives in isolation, not to degrade overall end-user speech quality.