Updated at 1:45 PM ET with edits
Deutsche Telekom (DT) has officially confirmed it is transcoding HD voice between its 3G mobile network and its IP-based fixed line network in Germany. The company said it has been transcoding since October 9, 2014.
Transcoding between AMR-WB, the mobile world’s HD voice standard, and G.722 [...]
AT&T SVP Kris Rinne, said the carrier is working with others on enabling direct VoLTE calls between networks, saith LightReading.
Deployment of VoLTE on AT&T’s network is being done on a market-by-market basis, due in part because of the need to adjust network traffic to be more symmetrical.
A Sprint executive stated that 16 million customers have access to its HD voice service through its Qualcomm-based technology, but it wants a “solid” VoLTE experience before it releases the service, according to a report in Fierce Wireless and from others in attendance.
Speaking at the 4G World conference, Chief Network Officer Dr. [...]
In yesterday’s launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company announced support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) with the new hardware. Apple’s comparison chart between the 5 and 6 families indicates only the new phones will support VoLTE, so prepare to open your wallet.
With three out of four (AT&T, T-Mobile, [...]
MTN officially launched HD voice on its 3G network in August, according to Ventures Africa and other sources.
The service is only available on 3G at this time.
A brief in telecompaper says Telenor Demark has turned up HD voice across its 3G network after tests in North Jutland over the summer. Devices supported include the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C; HTC’s One, One X and One V; Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, Nokia Lumina and various Sony Experia models.
Various sources are discussing how many 3G CDMA HD voice capable handsets Sprint has deployed. with assertions of 12 million out now and up to 20 million by end of year.
An analyst blog by Zacks.com says Sprint currently has over 12 million customers using HD voice capable handsets.
This number is expected [...]
Vodafone Netherlands has almost completed its 3G HD voice rollout, if Google translate is to be trusted, according to All About Phones. It is also starting VoLTE trials in the second half of this year and expects to have a commercial rollout by mid-2015, states Telecompaper.
KPN deployed HD voice in May 2012 [...]
At its Un-Carrier 5.0 announcement/pep rally yesterday, T-Mobile US announced it expanded Voice over LTE (VoLTE) coverage to 15 total markets reaching 100 million people. It also says it dedicates nearly 24 Kbps to VoLTE calls for the “highest fidelity” and added VoLTE support for the Samsung Galaxy S 5.
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray [...]
Last week, Hutchinson Global Communications (HGC) signed IPX peering deals with Taiwan carrier Chunghwa Telecom and Japan’s NTT Communications to establish “multiservice” IPX peering connections. HGC also has a memorandum of understanding for IPX interconnection with Etisalat of the UAE.
The interconnection partnerships will enable the four telecom carriers to “deliver greater reach” to [...]