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 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 […]

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 […]

On Twitter: CounterPath to support Opus across its softphone line

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A tweet using the #HDvoice hashtag says soft client maker CounterPath will support Opus across its entire line of softphones “in just weeks.”

The move shouldn’t be that surprising, since the CounterPath Bria clients are able to support multiple codecs already.  Opus would be a drop-in/upgrade to existing software.

CounterPath’s line of VoIP/UC […]

France Telecom’s Libon gets cute about its HD voice support–AAC?

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Libon, France Telecom’s shiny new free app for the iPhone and coming soon to Android, is getting a lot of Twitter buzz for supporting HD voice.  However, the PR firm and the Libon Twitter account aren’t saying what codec is being used, other than hinting it is something beyond the “standard” HD voice experience.  […]

Line2 officially adopts Opus codec

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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, […]

CEVA and NXP Partner for HD voice solution on DSP

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CEVA and NXP Software have teamed up to integrate NXP Software’s LifeVibes VoiceExperience software with the CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs.  The fully optimized solution running on the CEVA-TeakLite-III DSP is already deployed “with a major handset OEM” for its smartphone product lines.

The CEVA-specific implementations of NXP Software VoiceExperience enable CEVA customers to […]

Metaswitch highlights HD voice in intro remarks

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Metaswitch CEO John Lazar mentioned the company is rolling in more support for HD voice and video into its products, with various demonstrations highlighting the technologies in the vendor demo area.

Details weren’t provided, Given an emphasis on the Perimeta Session Border Controller (SBC) and running functions such as transcoding and encryption on […]

D2 Technologies and Sequans announce reference solution for LTE at Mobile Asia Expo

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D2 Technologies is announcing (yet another) partnership with a 4G chip manufacturer.  Sequans Communication is offering the SQN3110 baseband chip pared with D2’s mCUE 4G mobile communications client for VoLTE and RCS video calling apps. 

The SQN3110 is the “heart” of Sequans’ second generation Andromeda LTE platform.   ODMs and OEMs […]