TMC, HD Voice News Join Forces to Publish First Comprehensive Report on the Market for Opportunity for HD Voice Technology and Services

Yes, this is the press release verbatim – Doug

NORWALK, Conn. — (April 7, 2011) — Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and HD Voice News today announced the publication of ‘HD Voice 2011: Critical Mass,’ the first comprehensive research report covering the rapidly growing use of wideband voice.

The use of HD voice is expected to grow significantly over the next three years as service providers such as Cincinnati Bell, Comcast, France Telecom, and Verizon offer the technology to business, residential, and wireless customers. Already, 17 mobile carriers have either operational service or announced plans for HD voice in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

‘HD Voice 2011: Critical Mass’ is based upon two years of accumulated research and dialogue with services providers, network equipment vendors, and OEM suppliers. The report documents a wide ecosystem of products and services delivering HD voice in the real world today. It discusses the trends for the proliferation of HD voice in markets around the world and obstacles that remain for ubiquitous wideband availability.

Among the report’s 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).

‘Working with TMC to deliver this report to the IP communications community has been a joy,’ said Doug Mohney, editor-in-chief of HD Voice News. ‘Everyone has exceeded my expectations. The company is a great marketing and e-commerce partner to work with.’

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

‘As the market for HD voice services grows, so do the questions amongst providers and end users. This report provides answers to those critical questions, helping to clarify the opportunity on all sides of the business model,’ said Dave Rodriguez, TMC’s president.

‘TechZone360 is the leading resource for communications and technology news and analysis. Providing this report to our readers is a natural extension of the information delivered every day by our team of editors,’ added Rodriguez.

Available exclusively through TMC’s website, ‘HD Voice 2011: Critical Mass’ can be purchased online for $495.00. A multi-site license for corporations is available at $2495. The URL for online purchase is http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/ip-communications/.
Sales inquiries, such as purchase order handling and distribution rights for this report, either in whole or in part, should be directed to Frank Coppola at 1-203-852-6800 Ext 131 or via email at fcoppola@tmcnet.com.

About HD Voice News
HD Voice News
is the premier website for the latest information about wideband voice. In operation since 2009, the site has cataloged the rapidly growing HD voice ecosystem around the world, including CPE, handsets, network gear, SIP peering, and wideband service introductions for business, residential, and mobile customers. HD Voice News is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. For more information, go to www.hdvoicenews.com, or call 1-703-971-3567.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TechZone360, TMC’s website, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TechZone360 is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TechZone360 has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast’s Top U.S. sites, placing TechZone360 in the nation’s top .03 percent most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; Social CRM Expo; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); and MSPWorld? (in conjunction with the MSP Alliance).

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific websites: InfoTech Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.TechZone360.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.TechZone360.com, Cable.TechZone360.com, Satellite Spotlight, Green.TechZone360.com, Healthcare.TechZone360.com, Business Video, Finance.TMC.com, Legal.TMC.com and Education.TechZone360.com. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

TMC Contact: 
Patrick Barnard
Group Managing Editor
TechZone360Tel: 203-852-6800 ext. 216 
Fax: 203-853-2845
Email Contact
www.tmcnet.com
HD Voice News Contact: 
Doug Mohney
Editor-in-Chief
Tel: 703-971-3567
Email Contact
http://www.hdvoicenews.com/

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