TIA issues new call for HD voice specs on voice gateways

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Last week, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) engineering committee on analog and digital wireline terminals issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-912-C, “Telecommunications – IP Telephony Equipment – Voice Gateway Transmission Requirements.”

The standard covers transmission requirements, with the revision adding requirements support for wideband analog phones (between 100 to 7,000 Hz) [...]

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 [...]

NY Times briefly mentions HD voice, connectivity

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Last week, the New York Times discussed cellular quality in its Personal Tech section.  HD voice and HD voice interoperability were among the topics.

“Remedies for Better Cellphone Signal and Quality” discusses how to get better quality cellular reception through the use of microcells, signal boosters, and Wi-Fi; sound quality including HD voice [...]

GSMA issuing v1.1 update to HD voice logo specifications to include CDMA, CAT-iq handsets

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GSMA is expected to publish its v1.1 standards for HD voice logo usage—and by extension, technical standards defining what HD voice is when the logo is used – to include the CDMA wireless implementation and the wired world through adopting/partnering with the CAT-iq world.

A more detailed discussion will have to wait since HD [...]

Telefonica boasts SRVCC from LTE to 3G in the lab

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Telefonica has become the first network operator to demonstrate the ability to transfer voice calls seamlessly and without interruption from an LTE network to a 3G network.  However, the handover was conducted in a test lab environment simulation – not in the real world.

The handover was conducted in Germany at the labs of [...]

KPN Wholesale announces Dutch IPX connection with multiple providers

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KPN wholesale has lined up nine Dutch-based carriers for its IP interconnection service. The report in Telecompaper indicates five service providers have or will connect by the end of the year and another four networks will be connected at the beginning of next year. 

Participating providers include CaiWay (CAIW), Dean Connect (DEAN), Edutel [...]

TIA creates four new standards for analog HD voice phones

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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has approved four new standards to cover requirements for analog HD phones to connect to ATAs, MTAs or voice gateways to provide HD voice services via IP.

TIA’s Engineering Committee on Analog and Digital Wireless Terminals (Hmm,there’s an anarchic phrase) TR-41.3 has issued a “call for interest” for the [...]

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.  [...]

Sources: AMR-WB licensing a pain if you aren’t building devices

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During last week’s rounds at Metaswitch Forum and IT EXPO West 2012, two software companies said licensing AMR-WB for use in their products was a royal pain.  VoiceAge’s patent pool apparently only covers end-user device implementations of the codec, requiring companies to work directly with the different patent holders – all of which have [...]

iSuppli: LTE subs forecast to grow to over 73 million this year, 1.2B in 2016

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Global LTE subscribers are expected to reach 73.3 million by the end of the, says a report by IHS iSuppli. The “Consumer and Communications Market Tracker Report” predicts triple digit growth in 2013, with LTE subs to total nearly 2.6 million.

By 2016, LTE subscribers are expected to reach nearly 1.2 billion, according to [...]