Enterprise Connect 2012 – Comcast officially rolls out Business VoiceEdge cloud-based HD voice service

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Does the cable industry do anything fast?  Comcast officially launched/announced Business VoiceEdge this week, a cloud-based (i.e., hosted) voice and unified communications solution. It’s a service they were demonstrating in plain sight back at The Cable Show 2011.  The service includes HD voice, a “common user experience,” and a full suite of UC features, [...]

Broadvox lines up behind HD voice with new hosted product

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During its partner summit, Broadvox (www.broadvox.com) became the latest provider to offer HD voice support. Its newly announced GO!Hosted product lists “HD voice quality” among its many features.

GO!Hosted is being touted as “approximately two-thirds less” than what is being charged by (most other) hosted VoIP providers for similar services, with cost savings being [...]

Bandwidth.com differentiates Phonebooth service with HD voice

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Bandwidth.com (www.bandwidth.com) is quietly using HD voice as one of value-added features to differentiate between its free and pay Phonebooth.com small business service.

The Phonebooth Free service supplies a free phone number, 200 minutes per month of free inbound local calling – 6 cents per minute additional – auto attendant, extensions, voicemail, voicemail to [...]

Phone.com launches hosted HD Voice service for SMBs

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Editor’s note: Phone.com and ooma are sponsors of www.hdconnectnow.org

Phone.com has announced the introduction of its new HD Business Phone service, adding to the company’s portfolio of VoIP Virtual Office Services.   Businesses can purchase their own HD IP phones to complement their Phone.com Virtual Office account or purchase a phone from phone.com to use [...]

From AstriCon: Rumors of AT&T running HD voice in San Antonio

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AT&T is doing something with HD voice in San Antonio, but details are relatively sparse.  Sources say that AT&T is doing an in-house trial, but have not clarified if this would be a consumer or business service.

If true, AT&T would join Verizon as the second/other major North American carrier working with HD Voice. [...]

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, [...]

North America's HD Voice Fall Season

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As the fall of 2009 arrives in North America, so will HD voice.  Within days, Best Buy will be stocking telo, ooma’s second generation hardware, for the holiday shopping season.  As the leaves fully change colors and approaching the Thanksgiving holiday, 8×8 will flip the switch on its Aastra software upgrade.   Both events — [...]

IT EXPO – Buying phones that are "HD Ready"

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One point out of  IT EXPO for all IP voice planning: New VoIP deployments need to deploy handsets which are HD capable, even if HD won’t be initially implemented.

Given the relative cost of building HD into a phone — which Polycom CTO Jeff Rodman says is as little as a dollar these days [...]

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 [...]

New Android "Glass" biz phone supports HD

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Some buzz today around the decloaking of Cloud Telecomputers and the announcement of its “Glass Platform” business IP phone hardware OEM platform.

If you’re looking for a marketing buzzword to define the hardware, it is “Media phone.” Glass has a lot of shiny bells and whistles for VoIP and geek users, including an 8 [...]