Italtel announces NetMatch network appliances with HD voice support


Italtel has rolled out the Netmatch series of interconnection products.  The new network appliances are designed to provide guaranteed QoS network interconnection between traditional TDM and all-IP networks – wired and wireless – with support for HD voice and video.

Specific scenarios cited include network migration from TDM to IP, migration of mobile networks […]

Neutral Tandem talks about HD voice interconnect service


Founded in 2003, Neutral Tandem ( routes over 10 billion minutes of traffic per month and as a neutral exchange platform, it moves traffic for over 110 major wireless, CLEC, cable service providers on an all-IP scalable network. The company was kind enough to provide a briefing last week under embargo to HD Voice […]

Acme Packet adds hardware transcoding NIU for Net-NET SBCs


Acme Packet ( has added a hardware transcoding unit to its Net-Net 3820 and 4500 Session Border Control (SBC) Platforms.

The Transcoding Network Interface Unit (NIU), one of two announced today, adds hardware-based transcoding to Acme Packet’s 1RU (1 rack unit) platform family.  The NIU family features onboard QoS monitoring and reporting and four […]

Ireland AirSpeed Telecom brags voice HD when talking cloud


Fixed-wireless operator AirSpeed Telecom has invested EUR1.6 million to develop a “cloud ready” network for Irish businesses, enabling scaled bandwidth up to 200 Mbps. Two new products, AirSpeed Cloud Connect and AirSpeed Resilient Circuit, have been specifically designed to support services moving to the cloud “Including HD voice, video, and time critical applications.”

ZTE talks HD voice with CDMA2000 testing


From EE Times Asia, ZTE says it has finished CDMA2000 1x IOT testing in partnership with Qualcomm.  A CDMA2000 1x Advanced network will “quadruple voice capacity” while ensuring “excellent HD voice quality,” according to the release.

The announcement would suggest that HD voice might be making its way to CDMA networks at some […]

Nokia Siemens Networks claims MegaFon HD voice deployment; is it 2G *and* 3G?


Nokia Siemens Networks ( (NSN) is claiming that it has launched the “world’s first commercial HD voice GSM network” with its MegaFon deployment.  Needless to say, HD Voice News has requested clarification on the statement, but it appears that service is being delivered on both 2G and 3G networks.

The MegaFon HD voice […]

HD voice surge in next three years: Verizon, cable companies to lead deployments


Alexandria, VA — (April 7, 2011) — HD voice is expected to grow significantly over the next three years as Tier 1 service providers such as Cincinnati Bell, Comcast, France Telecom, and Verizon offer the technology to business, residential, and wireless customers. Already, seventeen mobile carriers have either operational service or announced plans for […]

MWC 2011: Updates to Verizon Wireless LTE HD voice demos


Verizon Wireless ( is demonstrating a broad range of Voice over LTE (VoLTE)  and HD voice capable gear in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress this week. We have updates from Quentyn Kennemer and Verizon Wireless.

Tweeting as @ogwilson, Kennemer told HD Voice News both the Motorola DROID BIONIC and the HTC Thunderbolt will support […]

Cedar Point adds “Enhanced” HD voice software upgrade for Safari C3 switching system


Cedar Point Technology has announced “Enhanced HD Voice” for its Safari C3 Multimedia Switching System, a software upgrade/drop in.

The software upgrade enables end-to-end HD voice calls between HD voice end-points through the Safari C3.  Cedar Points estimates that less than 20 percent down to as little as 1 percent of calls are actually […]

IT EXPO: Aculab doing QA on SILK transcoding – but not “superwideband”; interest in AMR-WB-Siren14


Los Angeles – Aculab ( said it is currently putting Skype SILK transcoding through its quality assurance process with a targeted Q4 2010 release date (i.e. by the end of the year).

SILK transcoding will be supported through Prosody S software, but only at sampling rates of 8 kHz (narrowband) and 16 kHz (wideband); […]