Alteva CEO walks through IP Peering Alliance HD voice peering alternatives

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While the Cloud Communications Alliance (www.cloudcommunicationsalliance.com) gets all the buzz this week, the less-formal IP Peering Alliance is working with two different HD voice interoperability options.

Alteva (www.altevatel.com) CEO Bill Bumbernick said the IP Peering Alliance has about 15 interested service providers and four “active integrators” working with and looking to understand the […]

Cloud Communications Alliance emerges, embraces HD voice

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Eight business VoIP service providers have more formally joined together as the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA).  The newly created organization says it represents more than $100 million in combined annual revenue and collectively serve more than 110,000 businesses in the United States – and it wants to make good on HD voice peering.

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Largest G.722 HD voice deployments around the globe

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This list is a moving target/snapshot of what is known and confirmed.

1) France Telecom/Orange  – Over 500,000 G.722 endpoints – Reported May, 2009

Despite some prodding, France Telecom has not yet updated its broadband HD voice numbers since reporting them last year in New York City.  The numbers cited are assumed to […]

Editorial – It is NOT "too early" to get an HD Voice phone

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Tweeting to @DougonIPcomm, @radinfo thinks getting an HD phone is “too early” because there aren’t enough peer-to-peer interconnections right now.

The first part of the premise is wrong, while the second part is — for now — correct.

If a business are currently shopping for an IP PBX/IP telephony and/or VoIP handsets, you would […]

Alteva, SimpleSignal announce SIP peering alliance

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Alteva and SimpleSignal have formally announced the creation of an IP Peering Alliance.  While the two companies are the first hosted business VoIP service providers to publicly announce a relation to interoperate at the VoIP and SIP level, a number of other companies are reportedly considering joining up. Direct video calls between the two […]

HD Voice Snapshot – Business hosted VoIP providers

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Lots of islands, with continents to come

5 providers queried/interviewed:  8×8/Packet 8, Alteva, Cablevision/Optimum Lightpath, Whaleback Systems, Verizon Business

Many hosted business VoIP providers currently offer HD voice as an “upsell”/advanced feature to businesses and charge extra for it, but this is likely to change because HD-capable handsets are becoming more affordable and prolific, […]

Are the "Original Gangsters" of NGN missing the HD boat?

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Without naming names, a number of all-IP service providers who have heartily embraced the Next Generation Network model seem to be blaise-faire on HD Communications and HD voice.  Are they doing so at their own risk?

A casual attitude to providing high-quality voice is all the more shocking given North America cable interest/intent to […]