The HD Voice News second annual report is now out and available on TMC.
“HD Voice 2012: Proliferation” is now available at TMCnet.com for the affordable price of $120. The report is based on three years of accumulated research and dialogue with service providers, network equipment vendors and OEM suppliers. It documents a wide ecosystem of products and services delivering HD voice in the real world today and discusses the trends for the proliferation of HD voice in markets around the world.
HD voice adoption has accelerated significantly over the last twelve months, with at least 52 mobile HD voice deployments completed or in progress around the world. Lead by France Telecom (News – Alert), Deutsche Telekom, and Telekom Austria, there are 28 HD voice networks in Europe deployed by 11 different carriers.
“It’s easier to count the HD voice ‘have nots’ countries in Europe,” said HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney. “Pending U.S. VoLTE deployments get a lot of headlines, but HD voice is already deployed by six carriers in Africa and the Middle East.”
Another key advancement has been movement by larger providers to provide and support SIP interconnection services both in-network and between other service providers. Neutral Tandem (News – Alert) and Verizon Business both support G.722 HD voice broadband calls — albeit using different business models — and Level 3 says it will to do so in-network later this year.
“Significant progress has been made to solve the ‘island problem’ in SIP interconnectivity for HD voice and video,” said Mohney.
Key Report Findings Examined:
- The U.S. cable industry has not (yet) announced a residential HD voice deployment, but Comcast (News – Alert) now offers HD voice as a part of its managed business cloud service.
- HD voice “islands” are now being connected. Major progress has been made for SIP interoperability and peering, a major concern last year.
- Will there be a pull-through relationship between mobile HD voice service and broadband HD voice services for business and consumers, similar to smartphone and tablet mobility? It is an open question.
- CAT-iq 2.0 — an enabling technology for residential HD voice — has been deployed by Deutsche Telekom (News – Alert) and France Telecom.
For more information and to purchase the report at a cover price of $120, please visit HD Voice 2012: Proliferation. Sales inquiries (purchase order handling and distribution rights) for this report should be directed to Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131.
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