The Cable Show 2013: No desktop phones, future CAT-iq support for Comcast, Biscotti gets a WebRTC boost

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Washington D.C. – Residential handsets were in near zero quantities on the floor of The Cable Show, with the industry showing its embrace of smartphones and tablets as the primary interface to everything. 

The only handset was in Arris’ booth next to a functioning model of Comcast’s XG5, known within Arris as the […]

Cox Business launches cloud-based HD voice service

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Cox Business has announced a cloud-based HD voice service for businesses.

VoiceManager IP Centrex is a managed hosted in Cox’s private IP network. Businesses pay a flat rate per seat and receive Cisco SPA phones with HD voice, fitting in with the same pay-per-seat/you-get-a-phone model that has become the standard for SMB and […]

DSP Group announces integration of CAT-iq with Intel Puma 6 chip for cable

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DECT and VoIP chipset maker DSP Gropu announced its DECT/Cat-iq 2.0 System on a Chip (SOC) can be integrated into home cable gateways using the Intel Puma 6 SoC.

The DSP Group DCX81 DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 SoC provides HD voice via G.722 and CAT-iq DECT wireless plus DECT ULE support for home automation/monitoring support.  […]

DSP Group announces CAT-iq 2.0 HD voice wins on Sagemcom, ZTE gear

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DSP Group announced a pair of vendor wins for its CAT-iq 2.0 cordless chipset.   Sagemcom and ZTE will integrate DSP Group’s parts into gateways.

Sagemcom’s next generation home gateways will use DSP Group’s CAT-iq module to enable the delivery of HD voice and network services to home handsets like Sagemcom’s D47 and D680 models.  […]

The Cable Show 2012: Why HD voice on cable is not simple

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While nobody wants to talk about it on the record, turning up HD voice for residential customers over the existing cable infrastructure is not simple. Issue stem from legacy equipment in existing networks, compatibility issues between IP phones and even between manufacturer implementations using the same chipset.

The biggest issue is working with […]

The Cable Show 2012: Snom arrives

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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” […]

Enterprise Connect 2012 – Comcast officially rolls out Business VoiceEdge cloud-based HD voice service

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Does the cable industry do anything fast?  Comcast officially launched/announced Business VoiceEdge this week, a cloud-based (i.e., hosted) voice and unified communications solution. It’s a service they were demonstrating in plain sight back at The Cable Show 2011.  The service includes HD voice, a “common user experience,” and a full suite of UC features, […]

Comcast enables SMS text messaging – CAT-iq and HD voice to follow soon?

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Comcast has been busy this week with new voice services. The company has enabled unlimited free text messaging on its customers’ home phone numbers.   Currently supported via web portal, iThings app, and Android app, the new service may hint at the forthcoming arrival of CAT-iq 2.0 devices and HD voice. Or not.

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InnoMedia announces HD voice support for cable operators

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InnoMedia is the latest hardware manufacturer to add HD voice support to its cable CPE for businesses.   The company brags it has “enhanced” its EMTA 9528-4B DOCSIS 3.0 device with HD voice support.

The four port EMTA 9528-4B includes DOCSIS 3.0 support, internal backup batter, and a gigabit LAN port.  There’s not a […]

TMCNet – Will Verizon Wireless/cable agreement lead to more HD voice?

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HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney looks at the implications of the Verizon Wireless agreement with Comcast (done everything but order consumer HD voice CPE), Time Warner Cable (talked about HD voice a lot) and Bright House Networks over at TMC.

Since Verizon Wireless is rolling out HD voice on its LTE network […]