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 ( 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 […]

SK Telecom introduces VoLTE *now* (Well, August 8)


SK Telecom will start offering HD voice service over its LTE network on August 8, reports The Next Web.   This is a move up from a previously announced September timeframe.

As part of the launch, the operator is pre-loading Samsung Galaxy S III LTE devices with supporting soft clients – LTE is all data, […]

Malaysia gets mobile HD voice service


Celcom has launched mobile HD voice service in Malaysia, reports NewStraitsTimes, as a part of overall system upgrades.

The company recently conducted a demonstration for the media using a pair of Sony Xperia U phones.

According to Wikipedia, Celcom – Celcom Axiata Berhad – is the oldest mobile telecommunications in Malaysia and runs […]

SK Telecom targets September HD voice VoLTE rollout


The Korea Times reports SK Telecom will start rolling out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in September.  SK Telecom says it has increased its subscriber target to 7 million by the end of the year, up from 6 million.

Company officials say VoLTE is a much better service than mobile VoIP (mVoIP), with call quality […]

LG Uplus to launch VoLTE service for South Korea in October


LG Uplus (U+) will be delivering Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in October 2012, making South Korea the first country to get national VoLTE coverage. 

First reported in The Korea Herald, LG Uplus has completed its nationwide LTE network and “is considering” providing VoLTE on all LTE-based devices starting in 2013.

LG Uplus […]

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


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) […]

GSA mobile HD voice report confirms 40% of EU covered/in progress


A new report out of the Global mobile Supplies Association (GSA) says 40 percent of the countries in the European Union have commercially launched mobile HD voice service or are engaged in trials and test ahead of planned introduction. HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney predicted this in May in “Mobile HD Voice Snowballs […]

India get hot Droid phone, second mobile HD voice carrier


When Aircel rolls out its 3G service across 13 cities in India, it will also carry one of the hottest phones on the planet.  OliveTelecom will provide the OliveSmart V-S300, complete with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with HD voice supported.

The V-S300 is described as the “first” Indian HSPA+ smart […]