IT EXPO East 2014–Snom, Yealink introduce new phones

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Miami, Florida – Snom and Yealink announced new IP phones at IT EXPO this week.

The snom 715 is a new member of the 7xx series of phones. The full-featured SIP phone includes a dual-port Gigabit Ethernet switch for $139 manufactured suggested retail price. Features include support for G.722 (HD voice), up to [...]

GSMA issuing v1.1 update to HD voice logo specifications to include CDMA, CAT-iq handsets

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GSMA is expected to publish its v1.1 standards for HD voice logo usage—and by extension, technical standards defining what HD voice is when the logo is used – to include the CDMA wireless implementation and the wired world through adopting/partnering with the CAT-iq world.

A more detailed discussion will have to wait since HD [...]

D2 Technologies provides NVIDIA with VoLTE software

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D2 Technologies announced its IR.92 VoLTE software will be going on the NVIDIA Icera family of LTE modem chipsets for mobile devices.

D2’s software enables carrier-grade voice and SMS-over-LTE capability. The two companies also plan to collaborate on a reference design for RCS, Wi-Fi calling and IR.94 video calls that uses D2’s vPort 4G+ [...]

DSP Group claims Ooma CAT-iq HD voice customer wins

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DSP Group announced its XceedR CAT-iq 2.0 platform is being used in Ooma’s Telo gateway, HD2 handset, and Linx adapter.

Telo is Ooma’s voice and services gateway. The (relatively) new HD2 handset has a color display to support picture caller ID, as well as HD voice support and the usual set of features of [...]

Ooma announces “new” handset, wireless remote phone jack

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Over-the-top provider Ooma has announced two “new” accessories, but one of them was initially announced back in January 2012 with a shipping date of March 2012.

Originally announced at CES 2012 with listed availability date of March 2012, the Ooma HD2 Handset is a wireless DECT handset supporting G.722 with a two-inch color [...]

Verizon: VoLTE won’t be generally available until 2014

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Out at the CTIA MobileCON show, Verizon execs say it won’t start consumer trials of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) until late 2013, with service turn up not expected until 2014. Advantages the carrier had with first introducing the technology in the U.S. seem to have gone by the wayside when it comes to voice [...]

RCA ships Android desktop HD voice phone, Grandstream intros one

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IT EXPO West 2012, Austin, TX – This week RCA (Actually Telefield licensing the RCA name) is showcasing its now-shipping Android desktop handset while Grandstream Networks announced its own model.  How far behind are Avaya, Digium, Polycom and snom?

Telefield is exhibiting its phone at both Metaswitch Forum and IT EXPO West. Announced over [...]

Apple iPhone 5 spurs interest in HD voice

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The introduction of the iPhone 5 and its inclusion of “cellular wideband audio” has stimulated an all-time high in page views and unique visits to HD Voice News for the month of September.  Similarly, there’s been a surge of stories published around the world on what networks and carriers currently support HD voice and [...]

Sprint: iPhone 5 doesn’t support HD voice “at this time.”

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"Sprint does not support HD voice on the iPhone 5 at this time” is the sole comment coming out of Sprint’s PR representative as of the afternoon of September 13. When asked to clarify exactly what that meant, the spokesperson repeated the phrase exactly, word for word. Is the glass half empty, half full, [...]

Samsung says it is first in world with a VoLTE phone

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There’s a blog posting over on Samsung that claims it has has the world’s first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) phone, the Galaxy S II LTE device. MetroPCS says its already sold the first VoLTE phone and it’s an LG model.

Currently available in South Korea and in “global LTE markets” later this year, [...]