Rogers rolls out CounterPath soft client–but leaves HD out of the equation

CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has announced Rogers Communications will use its software to enable single-number reachability by talk or text, regardless of device. It’s the first service of its kind in Canada, but Rogers’ isn’t supporting HD voice on the first go.

Rogers One Number supports one inbox and contact list, talk and texts to Canadian numbers from a computer without charges to an existing Rodgers wireless plan, and free calling to any Canadian number with an existing Rodgers wireless plan.

Current codec support on PC and Max OS X is G.711, according to a CounterPath PR representative.  Rogers is evaluating AMR-NB and AMR-WB for a future release.

CounterPath’s software already supports G.722 across a number of platforms, but it is up to the carrier to choose to support HD voice codecs.

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