The Cable Show 2011–“Talk About a Dream: New Directions in Cable Voice”


When The Cable Show ( arrives the week of June 13, will cable companies open up about HD voice?   Representatives from Comcast, Cox, Cablevision, and the FCC will “Talk About a Dream: New Directions in Cable Voice” on Tuesday. A session description is below–

Cable’s emergence as a mainstay provider of residential and business […]

September 2011 CAT-iq Developers Conference–Call for a cable speaker


The 2nd annual CAT-iq Developers Conference ( will be held on September 20-21, 2011 at the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.  Conference organizers are looking for a speaker from a North American cable company to participate.

The conference will cover–

CAT-iq profiles (2.0, 2.1) in depth. On integration with Service Providers infrastructures/services. […]

ITEXPO East 2011: Are cable companies fully SIP peering? The $250M question


Has the cable industry gone all-SIP when it comes to full-blown SIP peering? One source says “Yes,” and said Comcast and the rest of the cable industry is saving big bucks on termination and per-minute charges.

One of the presenters at the VIP Peering conference said – but HD voice has not be able […]

CES 2011: Pictures of NETGEAR’s new HD voice/CAT-iq gear


NETGEAR ( VEVG3700 gateway.  Depending on how the service provider orders it, the device can incorporate at CAT-iq gateway. Support for HD voice, regardless of CAT-iq, is included via G.722.

Moving through the food chain, the DHH1000 Digital Hub.

Close-up of the VDB1000 handset/base, supporting G.722, DECT and CAT-iq.

The DHH1000 […]

CES 2011: NETGEAR adds new service provider solutions with HD voice CAT-iq options


Last Vegas – At the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NETGEAR ( announced four new products for service providers that incorporate support for G.722 HD voice and CAT-iq.

The VEVG3700 includes a VDSL2 and dual GigE WAN gateway that can be used for DSL, FTTH or DOCSIS networks. In addition to GigE and […]

Editorial: Maybe Verizon, cable industry can show off HD voice and CAT-iq to Congress?


On January 11, 2011, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory (ICAC) will hold its 14th annual Kickoff Reception & Technology Exhibition at the Hart Senate Office Building.

The exhibition “provides Members of Congress and their staff the opportunity to put their hands on the technologies” that are changing lives and influencing policy.

More information […]

CableLabs announces HD Voice interoperability event–11 participants


CableLabs ( announced the results of a recent interoperability testing event focused around HD voice (“wideband High-Definition Voice”, if you prefer).  The standards lab for the cable industry also announced a collaboration agreement with the DECT Forum.

Held on December 6-10 (And where was HD Voice News’s invite?), eleven (11) industry suppliers participated in […]

NETGEAR has one HD voice product, more on the way


NETGEAR ( has one service provider product supporting HD voice today and will likely make more announcements at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The EVG2000, released “6 to 8 months ago” is a GigE wireless voice gateway that supports 802.11n and DECT, including CAT-iq, said a NETGEAR spokesperson.  Under VoIP, the […]

SMC rolls out DOCSIS 3.0 & HD voice capable gateway


SMC has released its latest and greatest DOCSIS 3.0 gateway. Among the many features the new SMCD3USG supports is HD voice in the form of CAT-iq, said a spokesperson.

More specifically, the device supports MoCA, DECT, and 802.11 “interfaces” for distribution of content to IPTVs, VoIP and DECT phones, computers, hard drives and gaming […]