Orange adds mobile HD voice service to Mauritius, Reunion; Switzerland this fall.


France Telecom continues to roll out HD voice service in its subsidiaries around the globe.  The latest countries include Mauritius and Reunion, but the company isn’t hyping the additions.

Mauritius appears in a Orange Switzerland press release promoting a HD voice demonstration at the 37th Asut seminar in Bern on June 9.  The country […]

Editorial: A little late to the party, a little slow on reality, Nokia starts talking about mobile HD voice


Nokia’s official blog, “Nokia Conversations,” has discovered the wonders of mobile HD voice.  The company has recently posted a pair of articles discussing the technology, but reading though the pieces makes me wonder where the company’s head really is.

The first piece, “What is HD voice?,” comes posted from the Consumer Electronics Show […]

France Telecom/Orange lights up Luxembourg with HD Voice


The Elves at Ericsson ( are continuing to forward information about the latest mobile HD voice turn ups with Luxembourg being the latest territory.

Orange issued a press release on December 8 announcing the turn up of mobile HD voice service throughout the country (C’mon, it’s not a BIG country).

Affirming the laundry […]

France Telecom asserts leadership with mobile HD voice; Dominican Republic in 2011


France Telecom ( is counting up its mobile HD voice deployments, along with listing all the compatible mobile HD voice handsets it has in stock and letting slip where it expects to deploy service in the near future.

As already noted by HD Voice News in several forums, Orange Mobile HD Voice is […]

GmSA report puts number of mobile HD voice networks at 10 (but misses Austria)


The Global mobile Supplier Association – GSA for short, which will cause some confusion with anyone doing business with the U.S. government – yesterday released its”HD Voice: Global Update” report.   The report cites 10 commercial mobile HD Voice networks operational in 9 countries, with service commercially available in Armenia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Moldova, Russia, […]

Egypt gets HD voice through Orange and Mobinil


France Telecom/Orange ( has announced it is launching mobile HD voice service in Cairo on Mobinil’s network.  It is the first time mobile HD voice has been launched in the Africa and Middle East region – and blows a HD Voice News prediction that Tunisia was to be the first.

Mobinil is Egypt’s leading […]

Orange Switzerland offers a taste of mobile HD voice – commercial launch in 2011


Thanks to Gregory Roger for providing the tip

In November, Orange Switzerland will offer customers a test of HD voice at two locations.  A commercial launch of HD voice is “planned for 2011” says the official Orange release.

Orange says it is the first Swiss mobile telephony provider to invite customers to hear what […]

Will Morocco be the next African HD voice territory for FT/Orange?


First Tunisia, now Morocco?  France Telecom has agreed to a “strategic partnership” with Caisse de Depot et de Gestion (CDG) and FinanceCom to take an initial stake of 40 percent into Medi Telecom, Morocco’s second largest telecom operator.

France Telecom will “consolidate” this stake into its accounts “by way of global integration” from FY […]

France Telecom’s mobile HD voice blitz continues – Belgium now live


Mobistar (, France Telecom/Orange’s Belgium subsidiary, has now announced mobile HD service in Belgium. 

Mobile HD voice service is available through Mobistar’s 3G network and provided via AMR-WB codec.  Customers of Mobistar get mobile HD voice service free of charge.

Mobistar’s network covers 90 percent of the population.  Current devices supported .. […]

Orange: 100% HD voice on its 3G+ network in France by the end of the summer


Thanks to Quentin Pagès for the tip

On its website, Orange says that by the end of the summer, its 3G+ network in France will be “100%” HD voice.

The information is provided on Orange’s mobile coverage web page. It says Orange has 92 percent of France’s population covered with 3G+ – France […]