Enterprise Connect 2014– Dolby shows Voice Conference Phone, BT promotes MeetMe service


Orlando, Florida – BT and Dolby are marking their third year at Enterprise Connect promoting BT MeetMe with Dolby Voice conferencing.  This time around, Dolby showed off its Voice Conference Phone. The world has changed, and it hasn’t.

Pricing on the beautifully designed Dolby Voice Conference Phone wasn’t announced, but would be “comparable” to […]

Lithuania gets fixed-line HD voice for business subscribers


TEO, a largely owned subsidiary of TeliaSonera in Lithuania, is introducing business HD voice service to its customers.

A press release from the company says it is the first in the country’s fixed-line operators to offer HD voice services.  Its product people predict the service would become “extremely popular” among call centers and […]

Latest GSA report: Mobile HD voice on 51 networks, 38 countries, 127 phones


A pair of reports from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA, www.gascom.com) this week underline the growth of HD voice on mobile networks.  You can now find AMR-WB on 51 mobile phone networks in 38 countries, with 127 “announced” HD voice phones from 14 manufacturers.

HD voice is getting customers to make more or […]

Line2 officially adopts Opus codec


Over-the-top provider Line2 (www.line2.com) has officially rolled in the Opus codec into the latest version of its Apple iOS communications app.  Line2 is incorporating the IETF certified codec into all of its future apps for 2013 release.

The announcement came in an October 18, 2012 blog post. Line2 version 9.0 for the iPhone, […]

IntelePeer offers advances SIP trunking features including "HD audio”


IntelePeer has launched two enhanced UC bundles for SIP trunking services.  The CoreCloud bundles announced today offer support for HD “audio.”

Both the CoreCloude UC Basic and CoreCloud UC Local offerings are all-in-one packages. Services are purchased on a per port or per user basis, with secure media encryption available via TLS […]

Cloud Communications Alliance moves forward on IP exchange network


The Cloud Communications Alliance is currently looking over three hardware solutions to provide SIP interconnectivity between its members. Co-founder Dean Parker said a decision is expected shortly to pick one vendor and start building several exchange points.

Parker said the exchange will have three main exchange points, with Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles […]

8×8: People love HD voice, but it’s all within network


IT EXPO West 2012 – 8×8 says its customers love HD voice, but it is not moving any traffic outside of its own network.

“We’ve gotten very good feedback from customers,” said VP if Business Development Huw Rees. “They really enjoy it, they really like the quality. But we’ve got to find a way […]

Siemens Enterprise Communications touts HD voice in new study


Siemens Enterprise Communication has released study data showing that people can tell the difference between “standard” quality and HD voice (Well, Siemens Enterprise Communications’ AudioPresence HD – which is G.722 HD voice by any other name) and prefer HD over standard IP telephony quality.  The study joins others by Ericsson, Polycom and several more […]

The Cable Show 2012: Snom arrives


Seeking to make friends among the MSOs, snom (www.snom.com) is showing off its business phones for IP voice and Lync hosted solutions.

Making its first appearance here, the company is featuring (at booth 1321) its snom UC edition “qualified for Microsoft Lync” phones, including the 300 UC, 370 UC, 821 UC and Lync “optimized” […]

Horne International, Evolve form Hornet hosted HD voice


Fairfax, VA-based Horne International has created Hornet LLC with Evolve IP to deliver hosted HD voice, unified communications, and managed network services to government “and other large multi-line businesses and organizations.”

Hornet (www.hornetcommunications.com) will be providing a “one stop, turn-key HD VoIP offering” with Polycom phones. Government customers will be able to purchase […]