Deutsche Telekom: We’re not doing HD voice interconnection yet, on roadmap

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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 [...]

TDC gets int’l voice, termination, future HD voice peering from iBasis

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TDC, the leading telecommunications company in Denmark, has renewed an outsourcing agreement with iBasis, with an “explore” clause for mobile services including HD voice.

Terms of the three year agreement make iBasis the primary provider of international voice services and preferred provider for terminating voice services with the Nordic countries for TDC.   In addition, [...]

Tata, PCCW announce IPX interop pact

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Tata Communications and PCCW Global have signed an agreement to interconnect their IPX communities. The move will enable seamless HD voice and video connectivity when fully implemented. It also “further expands the global community of interconnected mobile network operators,” according to a Tata press release.

The release goes on to cite Tata’s MPLS network [...]

Tata Communications announces HD voice termination service

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Tata Communications has officially announced an HD voice call routing service, joining the club of IPX providers and other intermediaries.

Mobile network operators (MNOs) would use Tata’s service to route international HD voice calls via end-to-end IP without transcoding “ensuring that HD customers calling HD-compatible destinations internationally will receive the full HD experience,” [...]

Telefonica boasts SRVCC from LTE to 3G in the lab

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Telefonica has become the first network operator to demonstrate the ability to transfer voice calls seamlessly and without interruption from an LTE network to a 3G network.  However, the handover was conducted in a test lab environment simulation – not in the real world.

The handover was conducted in Germany at the labs of [...]

Orange launches international HD voice exchange for fixed & mobile carriers

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Orange has launched an international HD voice call exchange, making it available to third-party operators and service providers.

The service is operated by Orange’s wholesale group and provides a single IP connection point and full IP routing for end-to-end HD voice service quality.  For businesses, Orange is offering HD voice on IPX via [...]

KPN Wholesale announces Dutch IPX connection with multiple providers

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KPN wholesale has lined up nine Dutch-based carriers for its IP interconnection service. The report in Telecompaper indicates five service providers have or will connect by the end of the year and another four networks will be connected at the beginning of next year. 

Participating providers include CaiWay (CAIW), Dean Connect (DEAN), Edutel [...]

Sorting through IntelePeer’s and BroadSoft’s HD voice interop “support”

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IntelePeer made two HD voice interconnection announcements in October, but trying to parse through the marketing speak has proved to be painful.  The company can route G.722 calls via its CoreCloud product and has a federation-style offering for BroadSoft customers under the name of Fluent.  

With CoreCloud, IntelePeer supports G.722 via SIP trunking.  [...]

BT launches second IPX exchange hub in Singapore, says there’s revenue in HD voice

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BT Global Services has opened up a second  IP Exchange (IPX) hub in Singapore, reports ZD Net.  BT execs say IPX will lead to new revenues and the ability to stay competitive against over-the-top (OTT) providers, with HD voice providing revenue opportunities.

Once again, BT is talking up its transcoding solution available through its [...]

Orange announces 4 million HD voice customers, interop between Moldova and Romania

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Orange (France Telecom) has mobile HD voice calls moving seamlessly between Moldova and Romania, the first official announcement of interop between two mobile networks.   This announcement hits an HD voice interoperability goal the carrier announced back in 2011.  Further in the release, the company notes it how has “almost” 4 million HD voice customers [...]