Liberty Global: No to HD voice (for now)

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GENBAND Perspectives13, Orlando, FL – Liberty Global has nothing in the works at this time for HD voice, either as a broadband or mobile service offering.

Liberty Global Chief Technology Officer Balan Nair said he wanted to keep his team tightly focused on its Horizon project and other innovative technology.  He said he […]

DSP Group claims customer win with Turkcell SuperOnLine & Huawei

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DSP Group’s CAT-iq chipset can be found in Turkcell SuperOnLine’s latest service offering in Turkey.  The Huawei HG253 Fiber home gateway and Swissvoice IH250 handset combine in the offering both use DSP Group silicon.

HD voice and VoIP services provided by the Huawei HG253 home fiber gateway, including CAT-iq 2.0, use DSP Group’s XceedR […]

iBasis, Reliance Communications (RCom) establish IPX

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This week, KPN-subsidiary IBasis announced Reliance Communications (RCom)will be joining the iBasis IPX (IP eXchange) network.

IPX services, such as IBasis’, provide full-blown SIP exchange with Quality of Service (QoS) to support services such as HD voice, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and videoconferencing.   IPX is necessary for LTE roaming and provides high-quality VoIP in […]

Vonage Mobile HD voice soft client hits 1M downloads

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Since launching in February 2012, the Vonage Mobile soft client has racked up over a million downloads.  The app enables users to make free iSAC HD voice calls and texts via Wi-Fi.

In a press release this week, Vonage also boasted over half a million of its customers signed up for its Vonage […]

Vonage Mobile HD voice soft client hits 1M downloads

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Since launching in February 2012, the Vonage Mobile soft client has racked up over a million downloads.  The app enables users to make free iSAC HD voice calls and texts via Wi-Fi.

In a press release this week, Vonage also boasted over half a million of its customers signed up for its Vonage […]

Horne International, Evolve form Hornet hosted HD voice

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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 […]

TranSwitch gets Atlanta 2000 LTE gateway certified with Verizon LTE network

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TranSwitch (www.transwitch.com) recently had its Atlanta 2000 LTE Gateway reference design successfully tested on Verizon’s LTE development network, including certification of VoLTE capabilities.  The company says certification will open the door for manufacturers to start cranking out VoLTE-based home gateways and routers.

Demoing at Mobile World Congress this week, the Atlanta 2000 features a […]

MagicJack Plus soft client HD voice support appears to be Speex, PCMU

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One of Michael Grave’s blog readers, has put the MagicJack Plus device under a (figurative) microscope.  The device reportedly supports Speex when attached to a computer with the complementary soft client running.

Reader “BobB” says when the device is in stand-alone mode, the on-board SIP client only supports/advertises narrowband codecs.  When attached to a […]

Callvine adds HD voice conferencing to new free iPhone app

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Austin, Texas-based Callvine (www.callvine.com) has rolled out a new iPhone app that includes support for HD voice using G.722.1 and conferencing through TurboBridge (www.turbobridge.com)

As is typical, HD voice on the iPhone app is supported via Wi-Fi connection.  Other HD voice features include free voice recording.  The app also provides live conference controls, […]

Vonage uses iSAC for HD voice codec in new soft client

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The Vonage Mobile soft client announced last week uses Google’s iSAC codec for HD voice. No G.722 on the menu.

No other detail (i.e. why, future codecs) was given In the brief answer from a Vonage PR spokesperson.

Vonage Mobile currently runs on iThings and Android devices, and delivers free HD voice calling […]