Bharti Airtel launches HD voice service in multiple African countries

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Indian-based Bharti Airtel has launched HD voice service for its subscribers in Kenya, Rwanda and Malawi according to news wire reports, adding the company’s earlier launch in Nigeria .  Airtel says it “aims to make HD voice a reality on the continent” with further launches this year.

A spokesperson for Airtel says the company [...]

Angst in South Africa on mobile HD voice

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Local media in South Africa have no idea when operators will deliver HD voice in that country.

“South Africa seems to be lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to mobile HD voice,” writes MyBroadband editor Rudolph Muller. “This includes African countries like Uganda, Mauritius and Egypt which have HD voice [...]

Bharti Airtel launches second HD voice territory in Nigeria

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Before the end of 2012, Bharti Airtel launched HD voice service in Africa.  Airtel Nigeria is the second subsidiary in the group to deliver HD voice.

In February 2011, Bharti Airtel launched service in its home territory of India. The company had over 246 million customers across its operations in 20 countries in [...]

Kenya (more or less) lights up mobile HD voice service via Orange

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While not yet officially listed on Orange’s HD voice website (www.orange.com/hdvoice), Kenya is joining the mobile HD voice club.  Telkom Orange announced its new 21 Mbps HSPA+ data network along with a “range” of HD voice devices expected to be readily available in its stores across the country, according to IT News Africa.

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Orange Uganda turns up mobile HD voice

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On July 7, Orange Uganda officially joined the mobile HD voice club, the first nation in Sub-Saharan Africa to do so. 

The release from Orange had few other details, other than saying this was the second operator in Africa to turn up service. 

All total, this is the 12th territory Orange has [...]

France Telecom releases onslaught of HD voice news–1 million mobile HD voice users

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France Telecom has launched a major offensive for HD voice today, declaring it wants to “open up” the use of HD Voice communications by 2013.  The company says it now has  one million (1M) mobile HD voice users, and has further launches planned this year, particularly in the AMEA (Africa, Middle East, and Asia) [...]

Orange adds mobile HD voice service to Mauritius, Reunion; Switzerland this fall.

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France Telecom continues to roll out HD voice service in its subsidiaries around the globe.  The latest countries include Mauritius and Reunion, but the company isn’t hyping the additions.

Mauritius appears in a Orange Switzerland press release promoting a HD voice demonstration at the 37th Asut seminar in Bern on June 9.  The country [...]

Egypt gets HD voice through Orange and Mobinil

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France Telecom/Orange (www.orange.com) has announced it is launching mobile HD voice service in Cairo on Mobinil’s network.  It is the first time mobile HD voice has been launched in the Africa and Middle East region – and blows a HD Voice News prediction that Tunisia was to be the first.

Mobinil is Egypt’s leading [...]