CTIA next week

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HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be in Las Vegas for CTIA next week from Monday evening, September 8 through Wednesday, September 10.

He is taking meetings on those days and will be at the MobileFocus event on September 9.

Contact him directly at moo@vegascommando.com

HGC has IPX interconnection deals with Chunghwa, NTT, and Etisalat

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Last week, Hutchinson Global Communications (HGC) signed IPX peering deals with Taiwan carrier Chunghwa Telecom and Japan’s NTT Communications to establish “multiservice” IPX peering connections.   HGC also has a memorandum of understanding for IPX interconnection with Etisalat of the UAE.

The interconnection partnerships will enable the four telecom carriers to “deliver greater reach” to […]

Sri Lanka Gets HD voice via Etisalat

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Etisalat has launched HD voice service in Sri Lanka.

The announcements came via Twitter, with pointers to a web page and a picture in Ow.ly.

UAE-based Etisalat has been conducting operations in Sri Lanka since 2010.  The parent company  launched HD voice service in its home territory roughly two years ago.

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Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel talks HD Voice

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The local paper in Milwaukee wrote about the coming of HD voice to town, available here–

http://www.jsonline.com/business/high-definition-voice-service-coming-to-wisconsin-b99273630z1-260054661.html

“High-definition cellphone service coming to Wisconsin,” discusses the arrive of AT&T’s VoLTE service, why it is better than standard definition, and the problems HD Voice News sees in interoperability between carrier HD networks.

Tele 2 launches HD voice

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On March 25, 2014, Tele 2 announced it supports HD voice on its 3G network. Both its main brand and Comviq prepay mobile network.

Terms and support currently extend to the usual:  No additional charge, must be an “on network” call with Tele 2, both parties must have a phone supporting HD voice. […]

DECT Forum announces first CAT-iq 2.0 handsets to get GSMA HD Voice logo

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The DECT Forum has announced the first CAT-iq 2.0 certified handsets to carry the GSMA HD voice logo.  Sagemcom’s D49HD and the Swissvoice IH250 are the first broadband – and non-mobile — handsets to get the GSMA logo.

DECT Forum and the GSMA reached agreement in 2013 to enable CAT-iq 2.0 certified devices […]

Telecom Italia Sparkle announces LTE roaming/peering deal with Brazil

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TIM Brazil and Telecom Italia Sparkle have have signed an LTE roaming deal, the first between Brazil and Italy, as well as between South American and Europe.

Roaming is expected to be available in 2014, according to Telecom Italia Sparkle’s press release, using Sparkle’s IPX service to enable LTE customers of the respective carriers […]

Editorial–Playing catchup

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Apologizes to readers, but between various personal commitments and IT EXPO West, it’s been a rather hectic summer.  I’m hoping to put up news bits from IT EXPO West this evening or tomorrow-ish.

It looks like I’m going to get a hands-on look at the MOCET Communicator Apple iPad handset dock later this month. […]

iBasis announces IPX deals with Chunghwa Telecom, TeliaSonera

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KPN subsidiary iBase has announced a pair of IPX deals with Chunghwa Telecom of Taiwan and TeliaSonera, the dominant carrier of Sweden and Finland.  The former deal features HD voice while the latter one emphasizes a larger LTE roaming network.

Chunghwa Telecom(CLP) is the leading telecom carrier in Taiwan. HD voice will be the […]

Etisalat conducts VoLTE, eSRVCC trials.

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Abi Dhabi-based Etislat announced it has completed successful Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and eSRVCC (enhanced Single Radio Call Continuity) trials, according to a report at zawya.com.

Testing was conducted with Huawei, the vendor providing “end-to-end” networking, including radio access and core network.

VoLTE provides voice over an LTE network while eSRVCC delivers […]