NXP Software and ZTE announce LifeVibes/Qualcomm phone deal

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NXP Software has announced ZTE will incorporate LifeVibes VoiceExperience software into its Qualcomm-based phones.  The agreement comes as a part of both company’s participation in Qualcomm’s Hexagon Access Program.

LifeVibes VoiceExperience delivers HD Voice “quality of speech” along with noise suppression, echo cancellation and “ensures intelligibility” in noisy environments.  ZTE says use of VoiceExperience […]

Spirent integrates VoLTE HD voice testing among products

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Spirent Communications (www.spirent.com) has integrated its field-based Nomad HD testing solution with its CS8 Mobile Device Tester and 8100 Mobile Device Test System to assess VoLTE call performance and voice quality in the lab.  The move provides a common measurement solution for both VoLTE live networks and lab work.

Carriers can […]

Apple announces FaceTime Audio

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At its WWDC 2013 conference in June, Apple announced it is releasing FaceTime Audio later this year.  The audio-only version of FaceTime will likely be a “full” HD voice client given its use of the Fraunhofer AAC codec family.

Versions of FaceTime Audio will be available for Apple iOS 7 and OS X “Mavericks” […]

iTweakiOS extends Apple iPhone HD voice hacks to AT&T network

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The crew at iTweakiOS has released a hacked version of iOS for Apple iPhones on the AT&T network, supporting HD voice today on the 4S and 5 on the AT&T network.  It suggests AT&T will be supporting HD voice across all of its cellular network, not just the LTE portion.

A few weeks ago, […]

Norway gets more HD voice with Chess via VoLTE

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Chess, owned by TeleSonera, has launched LTE service with support for HD voice, according to press reports out of Norway.

The translation via Google isn’t clear if Chess is currently delivering HD voice via VoLTE today/now or if VoLTE is a feature to be deployed in the future.

Chess’ launch gives Norway two […]

iTweakiOS brings HD voice to the T-Mobile iPhone 4/4S

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The iTweakiOS team (www.itweakios.com) has released a hacked version of IOS for T-Mobile USA Apple iPhones, adding HD voice support for the iPhone 4 and 4S.  It will be interesting to see if the hack propagates around the world.

As previously noted by HD Voice News, the Apple iPhone 4 and 4S are both […]

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 […]

CTIA 2013: Libon supports SILK as its HD voice codec

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Las Vegas, Nevada – France Telecom’s over-the-top service/app Libon uses SILK as its HD voice codec for client-to-client calls. Part of the mystery behind the use of SILK was due to political considerations.

Libon wanted to use the best available codec, according to a company source, but one camp within France Telecom wanted to […]

CTIA 2013: Truphone bringing Opus

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Upstart over-the-top/SIM player Truphone is bringing the Opus wideband codec to its clients and network.

Ed Guy said the codec is already within its Apple iPhone client, but not yet turned on for client-to-client calling within its network. Support for Opus is also being added to the company’s other […]

CTIA 2013: Spirent launches Nomad HD for VoLTE, HD voice

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Las Vegas, NV – Spirent has launched Nomad HD, a call and voice quality measurement system. The new system provides voice quality analysis for HD voice and VoLTE services “on any device, across any network,” according to the press release.

Nomad HD incorporates Perceptual Objective Listening Quality Assessment (POLQA), the next generation voice testing […]