Duty to inform

We at NFON AG take data protection very seriously. In order to protect your personal data, which may be collected when you visit our website or which you transfer to us, our procedures are in accordance with the applicable legal data protection provisions.

Machtlfinger Str. 7
81379 München,
is responsible for operating this website

It is the duty of NFON AG to appoint a Data Protection Officer and we have complied with this requirement. You may contact our Data Protection Officer:

Julius Bloch
Machtlfinger Str. 7
81379 München

We process your personal data solely for the purposes of technical provision of this site, for purposes of analysis of user behaviour or to connect to social media. Any other type of processing whatsoever shall be advertised to you prior to processing and we will have to obtain your consent to it.

The processing therefore relies on the following legal principles: Article 6 (1) points (a), (b) and (f) GDPR.

For this purpose we transfer your processed data to the following recipients:

CategoryPurposeTransfer to a third country
digital agencyoperator of the websiteno
supplier of analysis toolsusage analysisyes, USA
advertising agencydevelopment, design and marketingno
CRM ToolMarketingno
social mediaMarketingyes, USA

If your personal data are transferred to recipients other than those specified, you will be notified thereof and we have to obtain your consent. When data are transferred to a third country, in which accordingly, the level of data protection is less stringent, the processing of data pursuant to national laws cannot be ensured.
The principles of data protection are definitive for NFON AG. For this reason the storage periods are determined according to their necessity and are implemented accordingly.
As a data subject, whose personal data are processed, you have at all times the following rights:

  • right to access
  • right to rectification
  • right to erasure
  • right to restriction of data processing
  • right to data portability
  • right to object, in particular in the case of processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) points (a) and (f) GDPR.
  • right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you wish to exercise these rights, please write informally to the contact address provided. If you wish to make use of your right to object, the processing of your data up to the time of your objection remains unaffected.
Further information on the processing of your data is available in the Privacy Statement (link).

Consent – Tracking

With the confirmation you are giving your consent that NFON AG may transfer and process your data for the purposes of analysis by a variety of service providers and by installing cookies. Analysis purposes include both the evaluation of visits to the website, https://www.nfon.com and also the transfer of the data to third party suppliers, such as Xing, Facebook and YouTube, by means of integrating plug-ins. For these purposes the data are transferred to third countries and insofar as this is possible, they are transferred only in anonymised form. When data are transferred to a third country, in which accordingly, the level of data protection is less stringent, the processing of data pursuant to national laws cannot be ensured. You have the right at any time to withdraw this consent; however data processed up until the date of the withdrawal remain unaffected.

Wideband Audio

Wideband audio, often also called HD voice, refers to a technology which allows for telephone calls with high voice quality. HD voice uses a wider frequency spectrum to achieve this. Wideband audio delivers a significantly higher voice quality than previous narrowband telephony and eliminates its bandwidth limitations.

The evolution from narrowband to wideband audio

Telephones have been using a limited frequency range of 300 hertz to 3.4 Kilohertz for over 100 years. While the frequency spectrum of the human voice ranges from about 50 Hertz to 8 Kilohertz, speech remains quite intelligible when transmitted at the very limited bandwidth. Even the introduction of digital telephone technologies such as ISDN did not change this bandwidth limit. While ISDN does have two parallel, digital voice channels, both channels still only have an analogue bandwidth of 300 Hz to 3.4 kHz.
The introduction of Voice-over-IP telephony (VoIP telephony) and the high transmission capacities of the IP networks and IP lines allow higher frequency spectrums for calls. Wideband audio extends this frequency range to 50 to 7,000 Hertz. This allows deeper and higher speech tones to be transmitted over the phone line.

Advantages of wideband audio telephony

HD voice calls significantly improve the natural sound and intelligibility of speech. It is much easier for the parties to understand what the other is saying, both in loud surroundings and in quiet conversations. Transmitting virtually the entire spectrum allows for better voice recognition and along with it identifying people. Wideband audio is also beneficial for conference calls where several individuals may be talking at the same time.

Technical requirements for wideband audio calls

Wideband audio calls require the entire chain of technology, from the caller to the person being called, to support wideband audio. This includes both phones, any mobile handsets, the access routers and the transmission network. If one of these components is not HD voice compatible, the call will revert to standard narrowband technology.