Cloud telephony service, Kookoo has partnered with AksharSpeech to provide Telugu and Hindi Text to speech services.
Akshar Speech is a Hyderabad based startup (incubated at CIE, IIIT-Hyderabad incubation center) and specializes in customizing the solutions in the field of Text-to-Speech (TTS), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Speaker Verification, Voice Transformation and Human Machine Dialog System mainly focused in Indian languages.
Owing to this partnership, Kookoo’s <playtext> tag now supports Hindi and Telugu with Kannada coming soon. This attribute is free to try in the developer account. For paid accounts to use this, there will be an extra charge of Rs.500 per KooKoo account per month.