Cox Business launches cloud-based HD voice service


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 […]

Brother OmniJoin video conferencing uses Opus codec


Brother joins the line of hardware-adding-services companies, but instead of a label-maker, the company now has the OmniJoin web and video conferencing service for desktops.   A spokesperson for the company says the service uses the Opus codec for both voice and video transmissions.

OmniJoin Online Meetings web conferencing, yet another cloud service (YACS), […]

Aastra, Level 3 offer cloud voice services and SIP trunking for Internet2 consortium


The Internet2 university network consortium has worked out a deal with Aastra and Level 3 Communications to provide managed voice services and SIP trunking to college campuses throughout the country.  Aastra says that its Clearspan hosted SIP calls will do HD voice by default with “no additional changes or charges,” so this could be […]

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


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, […]

Cisco, CTM collaborate on CloudVerse “Business” Talk hosted HD voice solution for Macau


Cisco and CTM, Macau’s leading telecommunications operator, have announced a collaboration highlighting Cisco’s CloudVerse framework with the introduction of a “Business Talk” Unified Communication Service by CTM.  The hosted service will feature HD voice as a part of the package.

CloudVerse is a framework combining Cisco and third-party technologies with the elements of Unified […]

Broadvox interconnects HD voice through Inteliquent


Inteliquent (, the company formerly known as Neutral Tandem, announced Broadvox ( as an HD voice interconnection customer.   Broadvox joins 8×8 and at least 8 other service providers exchanging HD voice traffic through Inteliquent.

Seamless interconnection is the final hurdle for ubiquity in making HD voice calls.  Existing Inteliquent customers exchanging traffic through the […]

Callvine adds HD voice conferencing to new free iPhone app


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

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


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 […]

IT EXPO East 2012–General Telecom launches HD voice hosted private label solution


Miami FL – General Telecom ( has joined the hosted VoIP world, offering a “cost effective, scalable” private label hosted VoIP solution.  The white label VoIP solution supports G.722.

The white label VoIP program allows VARs, interconnects, ISPs, system integrations and “other non-traditional service providers” to sell hosted IP PBX and SIP […]

Optimum Lightpath rolls out audio and web conferencing


Optimum Lightpath has rolled out a Conference Bundle, a full line of conference services including “enterprise-class” audio and web conferencing.  The service provides support for HD voice if the customer has it.

Features of the conference bundle include support for up to 300 audio only or 125 web and audio participants; a “Connect Me” […]