Lantiq CAT-iq 2.0 certification leads to Deutsche Telekom HD voice on broadband


Lantiq ( has announced its XWAY and COSMIC chipsets have been incorporated into the first home gateway certified as CAT-iq  2.0 compliant by the DECT Forum.  Deutsche Telekom will upgrade its Speedport W 504V home gateway to be CAT-iq compliant in its service area – Germany – beginning this summer.

The Lantiq COSIC Modem […]

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. […]

HD voice surge in next three years: Verizon, cable companies to lead deployments


Alexandria, VA — (April 7, 2011) — HD voice is expected to grow significantly over the next three years as Tier 1 service providers such as Cincinnati Bell, Comcast, France Telecom, and Verizon offer the technology to business, residential, and wireless customers. Already, seventeen mobile carriers have either operational service or announced plans for […]

DECT Forum certifies first CAT-iq 2.0 handsets: Gigaset, Samsung, VTech


The DECT Forum has issued CAT-iq 2.0 certificates for three different cordless phones and vendors.  Gigaset Communications, Samsung Electronics and VTech Telecommunications all had a product that made it through the qualifications process.

CAT-iq handsets certified are the Gigaset C300H iq, Samsung SMT-W3510 and the VTech Advant 5000; yesterday VTech was claiming the Advant […]

CES 2011–DSP Group pushes CAT-iq potential, additional HD voice capabilities


Off the hype-laden floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center, DSP Group ( was across the street showing off its vision for DECT through CAT-iq and the use of its chips in a multimedia, multi-screen home environment.    However, the company is also quietly rolling in numerous improvements to its voice offerings with more wideband […]

CES 2011–Technicolor talks HD voice hubs, DECT/CAT-iq everywhere


If there’s one company that can claim the the top ring for shipping consumer HD voice hardware, Technicolor ( – formerly known as Thomson – is in the mix.  But it’s the future – a CAT-iq loaded future – which is likely to make a large impact across Europe.

Technicolor, under the Thomson brand, […]

CES 2011-Gigaset announces new HD voice DECT CAT-iq phone, bringing SMB HD voice handset to U.S.


Las Vegas – Gigaset Communications ( announced a new HD Voice/DECT phone at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and plans to import a pair of SMB-style desktop phone currently shipping in Europe to the U.S.

Gigaset Product and Marketing Manager Tony Stankus said the new C610A IP incorporates a list of […]

Editorial–Will CAT-iq (and HD voice) be the untold story of CES 2011?


Las Vegas – With NETGEAR incorporating CAT-iq support into its telco service provider offerngs and Cavium Networks teaming with DSP group to show off a CAT-iq reference design, forward progress continues on moving seamless HD voice into customer CPE. Will we have lots of HD voice gear wrapped up as presents for the fall […]

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 […]

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 […]