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, [...]
Comcast has been busy this week with new voice services. The company has enabled unlimited free text messaging on its customers’ home phone numbers. Currently supported via web portal, iThings app, and Android app, the new service may hint at the forthcoming arrival of CAT-iq 2.0 devices and HD voice. Or not.
HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney looks at the implications of the Verizon Wireless agreement with Comcast (done everything but order consumer HD voice CPE), Time Warner Cable (talked about HD voice a lot) and Bright House Networks over at TMC.
Since Verizon Wireless is rolling out HD voice on its LTE network [...]
Technicolor is the manufacturer of a “custom-developed” telepresence adaptor for Comcast’s Skype video conferencing solution through TV sets.Interestingly, Technicolor describes it as an adapter for delivering “High-definition videoconferencing (calling)” through TV sets, rather than simply calling it a Skype widget.
The specs of the adapter include an HDMI input and output, Gigabit Ethernet, [...]
Arris won’t be the only cable box manufacturer offering HD voice via a software upgrade to existing hardware. SMC Networks offered more details on how the solution is built around the Intel Puma 5 family of chips.
SMC VP of Engineering Pete Quigley said Intel had recently sent out a software update for the [...]
While nobody at Comcast was ready to talk about HD voice on the consumer side, the company was demonstrating in plain sight the capability to support it and videoconferencing on the business side.
The “Managed Business Class Voice” demonstration featured Polycom’s poster-child VVX video phone to do point-to-point video calls in Comcast’s [...]
When The Cable Show (2011.thecableshow.com) 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 [...]
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 [...]
Los Angeles – At a roundtable cable CTOs, Comcast’s representative dropped a phase this publication is always looking for – “as we move to HD voice…”
Comcast EVP and CTO Tony Werner mentioned HD voice as he addressed a question as to when and how soon the cable industry might move to directly [...]
Sitting on the fence, preparing for the inevitable
4 providers queried/spoken about HD plans: Comcast, Cox, Optimum Lightpath (Cablevision), Time Warner
1 provider currently offering HD voice service: Optimum Lightpath (Cablevision)
3 providers who plan to offer HD voice service: Comcast, Cox, Time Warner
While cable companies are [...]