StarHub launches HD voice in Singapore, hints at IPX “in the near future”

StarHub is launching HD voice service, the first mobile operator in Singapore in the country. The new service comes as it completes its 3G network upgrade.

HD voice will be turned on March 7, 2013, and be offered under the usual terms around the globe (No additional charges involved, have to be on net). 

StarHub subscribers need to use HD voice capable handsets and be a subscriber under one of the company’s StarSurf plans.  The operator says HD voice will be “progressively enabled” for customers under its other mobile price plans by the third quarter of 2013.

The carrier currently carriers 19 HD voice handsets, including Apple iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, LG Optimus G, Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE, Samsung GALAXY S III LTE and Sony Xperia Z.

Most interesting, StarHub hinted it will be interconnecting with other carriers in short order.

“With a growing number of mobile operators committed to rolling out HD Voice commercially, StarHub customers will be able to make high-quality international mobile calls on their HD Voice handset in the near future,” said the press release.

BT Wholesale recently opened up an IPX hub in Singapore, the obvious choice to interconnect with other carriers.

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