AT&T turns on HD voice support to its HTC One M8

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AT&T is rolling out a software update this week to the HTC One M8 supporting HD voice, reports Android Police.

The update presumably adds support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) as a part of the update to Android 4.4.4, along with other tweaks, including improved battery performance and enhancements to security and Bluetooth.

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AT&T talks VoLTE interoperability at CTIA 2014

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AT&T SVP Kris Rinne, said the carrier is working with others on enabling direct VoLTE calls between networks, saith LightReading.

Deployment of VoLTE on AT&T’s network is being done on a market-by-market basis, due in part because of the need to adjust network traffic to be more symmetrical.

Consumers Digest brief on AT&T HD voice launch

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Consumers Digest ran a piece on May 16 discussing AT&T’s HD voice launch–

http://www.consumersdigest.com/news/despite-tech-hurdles-att-will-launch-hd-voice-service

You’ll note HD Voice News predicts all carriers will be running HD Voice networks by mid-2015 with interconnectivity not happening until 2016.  The fuller answer given to Consumers Digest ran to about a page or so of complexity and explains. […]

Editorial: AT&T officially announced HD voice support via VoLTE

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I’m currently working through a couple of pieces for publication over at TMCnet on the official (press release, not rumored, not CTO-dropping buzzwords and vague dates) AT&T announcement for HD voice support in limited markets.

Consumers Digest is working on an HD voice piece.  I feel sorry for the reporter, because he asked about […]

Engadget: AT&T to launch VoLTE in Chicago, Minneapolis this month

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AT&T is going to roll out VoLTE in Chicago and Minneapolis by the end of May, according to a report by Engadget.  If correct, AT&T will beat Verizon out of the gate for the first U.S. VoLTE HD voice deployment.

MetroPCS deployed a non-standard version of VoLTE in 2012, going with a narrowband […]

iTweakiOS extends Apple iPhone HD voice hacks to AT&T network

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The crew at iTweakiOS has released a hacked version of iOS for Apple iPhones on the AT&T network, supporting HD voice today on the 4S and 5 on the AT&T network.  It suggests AT&T will be supporting HD voice across all of its cellular network, not just the LTE portion.

A few weeks ago, […]

AT&T “announces” HD voice over LTE for later in 2013.

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A senior AT&T executive has confirmed the company plans on rolling out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) later this year.

AT&T Senior Vice President of Network Technologies Kris Rinne told attendees at VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit that the company would be delivering HD voice later this year, repeating what the carrier had said previously. 

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Rumor mill: U.S. VoLTE delays until end of 2013, 2014

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The outlook for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in America is pretty dire, with sources saying it might be until late 2013 before Verizon lights up nationwide coverage. and 2014 for Sprint.  One person with insight into LTE said AT&T had an outside chance of beating Verizon.

Turning back the clock to Mobile World Congress […]

ZipDX files with FCC to put HD voice provisions on AT&T/T-Mobile merger

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ZipDX CEO David Frankel has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny the AT&T/T-Mobile merger unless HD voice requirements are put onto AT&T as conditions it needs to meet once it completes the deal.  

Frankel briefed FCC officials from the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, the Office of General Council, and […]

AT&T’s patent on narrowband HD upconversion

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HD Voice News has discovered (well, stumbled upon) a patent AT&T filed in 2009 on a “system for bandwidth extension of narrowband speech.”

The patent can be found at http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2010/0042408.html and describes a method for taking a narrowband speech signal and then “synthesizing” a wideband signal. 

It is not clear what, if any, […]