HD voice arrives in New Zealand


Mobile 3G carrier 2degrees has announced it is now supporting HD voice service in New Zealand.

Phones supported include the Apple iPhone 5 and later versions (5c/5s), various Nokia models, the LG Nexus 4 & 5, HTC One, and Huawei Ascend P6.  It looks like the Samsung Galaxy family will be supported via [...]

Reliance gets approval for VoLTE in India


Reliance Jio has obtained approval for VoLTE service on its 4G network, according to a report in Crazy Engineers.

Testing of LTE service is currently taking place with a limited number of uses spread across Mumbai,Jamnagar and Delhi, with service expected to be first launched in Assam. No indications on when VoLTE service would [...]

Vodafone adding HD voice to Australia


Vodafone Oz is adding HD voice, according to Lifehacker downunder.  The report is supported by a June 14 report by Ausdroid, saying trials were taking place.

The service is being offered on 2G and 3G networks, says the report, with a “short list” of phones being supported: Apple iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy [...]

StarHub launches HD voice in Singapore, hints at IPX “in the near future”


StarHub is launching HD voice service, the first mobile operator in Singapore in the country. The new service comes as it completes its 3G network upgrade.

HD voice will be turned on March 7, 2013, and be offered under the usual terms around the globe (No additional charges involved, have to be on net).  [...]

HD Voice launched in Taiwan by CLP


Chunghwa Telecom (CLP), the largest carrier in Taiwan, has launched HD voice service on its 3G-based network, according to a recent news report.

Around 500,000 subscribers today can get HD voice service with 21 compatible (i.e. AMR-WB using) devices including the Apple iPhone 5, Sony, Nokia, and HTC handsets.  Both subscribers need to [...]

Indonesia gets HD voice


Mobile carrier AXIS is now offering HD voice across its 3G network in Indonesia, according to a report in the Tribunnews. Service is now available across 100 cities in the country of 238 million and marks a significant expansion of HD voice across Asia.

On the first day of service, over 100,000 calls [...]

HD voice arrives in Thailand with DTAC


DTAC will be delivering HD voice service to its customers in Thailand, supporting Sony and Apple iPhone handsets at a minimum.

Little information is provided in an iPhone Society blog post and Google Translate doesn’t provide enough clarity to provide much detail.  However, a blog post and various Twitter posts from the area [...]

BT launches second IPX exchange hub in Singapore, says there’s revenue in HD voice


BT Global Services has opened up a second  IP Exchange (IPX) hub in Singapore, reports ZD Net.  BT execs say IPX will lead to new revenues and the ability to stay competitive against over-the-top (OTT) providers, with HD voice providing revenue opportunities.

Once again, BT is talking up its transcoding solution available through its [...]

Smart Communications offers mobile HD voice in Philippines


The largest mobile carrier in the Philippines is now offering HD voice, according to a report from the Philippine Star.

Smart Communications, the wireless subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), is offering HD voice initially over its HSPA network in “select areas” of Makati City and Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.  [...]

LG U+ uses Ericsson for VoLTE service deployment in South Korea


Ericsson (www.ericsson.com) continues building its HD voice wins, this time by providing the technology for LG U+ to deploy VoLTE (Voice over LTE).

The company’s press release doesn’t detail an exact date for VoLTE service turn up, only that LG U+ has launched. It also says the operator “can offer” services such as [...]