Vodafone Ireland launches HD voice


Vodafone Ireland has launched HD voice, according to a report from Silicon Republic. 

The two unique points of the news are: 1) First HD voice service in Ireland and 2) A Vodafone subsidiary; Vodafone has been slow to roll out HD voice.

Otherwise the news is pretty standard, with HD voice being […]

Swisscom to launch HD voice on 1 February


Swisscom (www.swisscom.com) has announced it will turn up HD voice on February 1, 2012. It joins Orange Switzerland in offering mobile HD voice service in the country.

In today’s press release, Swisscom says it has the best UMTS coverage in Switzerland (93 percent) so customers can make HD voice calls “almost anywhere.” Customers need […]

KPN starts HD voice trial in the Netherlands; Nokia Windows phone supported


KPN has announced it has started an HD voice trial in the Netherlands, laying claim to being the first official launch of mobile HD voice service in the country. The announcement is especially significant because it includes the Nokia 800 Lumia — a Windows Phone — among the supported device. Kudos to the service […]

Editorial- Is HD Voice cool with a younger generation in Europe ?


Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen the Twitter #HDvoice tag pop up in unexpected ways.  The first time I saw it roll out because it was associated with some rapper that I hadn’t heard of – not surprising, since I’m more of a Stevie Nicks/80 on 8 guy – and it annoyed me […]

T-Mobile launches mobile HD Voice in Poland


T-Mobile Poland has officially announced HD voice support, fulfilling a hint dropped earlier in the year.   This is the first T-Mobile subsidiary to launch HD voice, if memory serves.

According to the translated announcement at Telepolis.PL, T-Mobile Poland (formerly Poland ERA) has over 700,000 HD voice “enabled” phones.  More interestingly, HD voice is enabled […]

KPN to introduce HD voice sometime- no details, however


KPN is planning to introduce HD voice in the future, reports All About Phones.  No details on if this will be mobile, broadband, or both types of service.

All About Phones’ report comes via a KPN employee talking to “a reliable source” and to a KPN spokesperson.  The spokesperson noted deployments by Orange in […]

GSA mobile HD voice report confirms 40% of EU covered/in progress


A new report out of the Global mobile Supplies Association (GSA) says 40 percent of the countries in the European Union have commercially launched mobile HD voice service or are engaged in trials and test ahead of planned introduction. HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney predicted this in May in “Mobile HD Voice Snowballs […]

Vodafone Turkey announces mobile HD voice service


Thanks to Ericsson for the tip

Vodafone Turkey has started HD voice service in Turkey, according to a report in Yeni Safak. 

An initial trial using AMR-WB was launched last month around Istanbul, with HD voice service to be extended across its coverage area in the future, if HD Voice News can trust […]

Rumor of the day: T-Mobile Netherlands running AMR-WB capable network… but no service


In the course of working on the 2011 HD Voice report, we came across “WTIMIT: The TIMIT Speech Corpus Transmitted over the 3G AMR Wideband Mobile Network.”


Long story short:  University geeks run experiments on a 3G AMR-WB network

More specifically, across T-Mobile 3G HSPA+ network in The Hague, The Netherlands. 


Telecom Italia launches mobile HD voice; Europe continues to roll


(Thanks to Google Translate today)

Telecom Italia will launch mobile HD voice service in Italy starting in February, according to a press release this morning carried by Dow Jones and picked up by multiple (Italian) web sites.

Tim, (Telecom Italia Mobile) the mobile arm of Telecom Italia, will initially support AMR-WB on the Nokia […]