German carrier Deutsche Telekom (DT) is not yet conducting HD voice call exchange either among its own subsidiaries or with other carriers on a peering or IPX basis, according to a company official. However, it and transcoding are on the roadmap.
The remarks came as a part of a discussion on interconnection and IPX at the Metaswitch Forum 14 event in New Orleans this week. DT indicated that transcoding will most likely take place using the capabilities in Metaswitch’s Perameta SBC (Session Border Controller), as well as interconnection with other carriers to exchange HD voice calls.
No timetable or estimates were given as to when HD call exchange might take place.