2012 HD Voice News report now available

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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 [...]

Cisco, CTM collaborate on CloudVerse “Business” Talk hosted HD voice solution for Macau

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Cisco and CTM, Macau’s leading telecommunications operator, have announced a collaboration highlighting Cisco’s CloudVerse framework with the introduction of a “Business Talk” Unified Communication Service by CTM.  The hosted service will feature HD voice as a part of the package.

CloudVerse is a framework combining Cisco and third-party technologies with the elements of Unified [...]

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

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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 [...]

Polycom announces cloud strategy for video-as-a-service

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Like everyone else on the planet, Polycom (www.polycom.com) has announced it is adding a service/cloud model rather than simply sticking to a hardware/software sales strategy.  In this case, Polycom will be providing RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale, carry-ready offering to enable service providers to bring Video-as-a-service (VaaS) offerings quickly to market.

RealPresence Cloud solutions are [...]

Ireland business VoIP provider partners with Panasonic for HD voice

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Irish VoIP service provider Blueface (www.blueface.ie)  has announced a Panasonic handset promotion with HD voice threads.  

Customers purchasing a Panasonic HD voice capable TGP 500 handset for 99 euros will get an extra handset free; the handset is listed at a value of 70 euros.

ILT Optics gets an Switchvox/Cisco HD voice solution from TelOnline

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An ophthalmic producer and supplier focusing on the Latin America market is buying a Switchvox solution with Cisco HD voice capable phones.  Integrated Lens Technology (ILT) has contracted with TelOnline to put in business phone/unified communications solutions into Miami, Costa Rica, Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador and 14 countries in Latin America, according to the press [...]

GENBAND, CounterPath announce HD voice UC client deal

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GENBAND Perspectives 2011, New York, New York – Hardware manufacturer GENBAND and CounterPath Corporation has announced a “strategic, long-term” agreement to provide mobile client solutions for GENBAND’s A2 Communications Applications Server. Since CounterPath’s Bria client supports HD voice via G.722, this makes it an HD voice announcement as well.

The relatonship includes joint development [...]

France Telecom-Orange acquiring 100% of Congo Chine Telecom (CCT)

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In a two way deal, France Telecom-Orange (FTO) is buying 100 percent of Congo Chine Telecom (CCT), a mobile operator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

FTO is paying $10 million for ZTE’s 51 percent share of CCT’s equity and $7 million to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the government [...]

Sponsorship deals available around CES 2012, next report

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HD Voice News is entertaining offers for sponsorship deals around CES 2012 and the 2012 edition of the HD Voice report scheduled to come out in the first quarter of 2012.

Interested parties should contact Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney at dmohney@hdvoicenews.com.