Editorial — The report is “HD Voice 2011: Critical Mass”

Here’s a summary of what I hope to have available for purchase via TMC tomorrow–

HD Voice News, in cooperation with TMC as its exclusive distribution partner, is proud to present the first comprehensive report examining the HD voice ecosystem and the growing momentum towards a wideband world.

As the title of the report implies, key technologies supporting HD voice and deployment of services around the world have reached a critical mass of support and competition that will accelerate wideband availability over the next three years in the mobile, business, and residential sectors.

Based upon two years of accumulated research and dialogue with service providers, network equipment vendors, and OEM suppliers, HD Voice 2011:Critical Mass documents the products and services delivering HD voice in the real world today and discusses the trends and obstacles that remain to ubiquitous availability.

Among its key findings–

  • The cable industry has done its homework for wideband deployment. Comcast is expected to be the first large North American service provider to deploy residential HD voice, perhaps starting trials as early as the end of 2011.
  • Verizon is emerging as a key leader for HD voice in the business and wireless arenas.
  • DECT and CAT-iq 2.0 will play a key role in enabling residential HD voice service.
  • Tier 1 providers are starting to address the need for ubiquitous SIP peering for enabling HD voice and video but Layers 8 and 9 — Money and Politics — continuing to be the biggest obstacles.
  • 17 mobile carriers have operational or announced plans to deploy HD voice services at publication time (March 2011).

This report should be read by anyone with a stake in delivering voice services–

  • Broadband, mobile, cable service providers
  • Network equipment vendors
  • Business and residential CPE vendors
  • Cellular handset manufacturers
  • Venture capital and private equity firms

Over 70 companies supporting or expected to support HD voice are listed in the report, including service providers such as 3, AT&T, BT, France Telecom/Orange, Neutral Tandem, Ooma, Portugal Telecom, SFR, Skype, Sprint, Tata DOCMO, Telekom Austria, Telecom Italia, Telstra, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Equipment manufacturers supporting HD voice in their products today include Aastra, Acme Packet, Aculab, Arris, AudioCodes, Avaya, Cisco,CounterPath, D2 Technologies, Dialogic, Digium, Ditech Networks, DSP Group, Ericsson, GENBAND, Gigaset (Formerly Siemens), Grandstream, Huawei, HTC, LG, Metaswitch Networks, Motorola, NETGEAR, Nokia, Panasonic, Polycom, Samsung, snom, Sonus Networks, Technicolor (Formerly Thompson), VTech, and WYDEVoice.

Total pages: 88

Price: $495.00 single site copy, $2495.00 multisite license

 

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… and the table of contents didn’t copy over correctly from Microsoft Word. Thank you very much, Mr. Ballmer.

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