Editorial: An update

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HD Voice News has been on a hiatus of sorts over the past 60 to 90 days due to a variety of factors. 

Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be at CTIA (I know they call it something else these days, but it is CTIA and in Vegas next month).  We expect to resume more [...]

Sprint retailer spams #HDvoice on Twitter

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One or more Sprint retail stores seem to be determined to spam out Sprint’s use of HD voice on Twitter, with anywhere from at least four to six user IDs/employees in the Portland, Oregon engaging in a shoveling campaign of comments and pictures.

All the user accounts with a Oregon association seem to [...]

Sprint HD voice handset statistics: 12 million now, 20 million by end of year

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Various sources are discussing how many 3G CDMA HD voice capable handsets Sprint has deployed. with assertions of 12 million out now and up to 20 million by end of year.

An analyst blog by Zacks.com says Sprint currently has over 12 million customers using HD voice capable handsets. 

This number is expected [...]

Vodafone Netherlands 3G HD voice rollout “almost complete,” starting VoLTE trials

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Vodafone Netherlands has almost completed its 3G HD voice rollout, if Google translate is to be trusted, according to All About Phones. It is also starting VoLTE trials in the second half of this year and expects to have a commercial rollout by mid-2015, states Telecompaper.

KPN deployed HD voice in May 2012 [...]

T-Mobile US adds 14 VoLTE cities, claims it uses max bandwidth

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At its Un-Carrier 5.0 announcement/pep rally yesterday, T-Mobile US announced it expanded Voice over LTE (VoLTE) coverage to 15 total markets reaching 100 million people.  It also says it dedicates nearly 24 Kbps to VoLTE calls for the “highest fidelity” and added VoLTE support for the Samsung Galaxy S 5.

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray [...]

HGC has IPX interconnection deals with Chunghwa, NTT, and Etisalat

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Last week, Hutchinson Global Communications (HGC) signed IPX peering deals with Taiwan carrier Chunghwa Telecom and Japan’s NTT Communications to establish “multiservice” IPX peering connections.   HGC also has a memorandum of understanding for IPX interconnection with Etisalat of the UAE.

The interconnection partnerships will enable the four telecom carriers to “deliver greater reach” to [...]

T-Mobile US launches VoLTE in Seattle

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One-upping AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile US announced it has launched Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in Seattle with support for three devices.

T-Mobile’s statement came in a blog posting from CTO Neville Ray.  Devices supported at launch are the LG G Flex, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Light, with devices currently in [...]

Deutsche Telekom: We’re not doing HD voice interconnection yet, on roadmap

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German carrier Deutsche Telekom (DT) is not yet conducting HD voice call exchange either among its own subsidiaries or with other carriers on a peering or IPX basis, according to a company official. However, it and transcoding are on the roadmap.

The remarks came as a part of a discussion on interconnection and IPX [...]

Ibasis announces IPX interconnect between Poland and The Netherlands

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KPN subsidiary iBasis this week announced an HD voice interconnection between Poland mobile operator P4 and KPN in the Netherlands.  Subscribers of PLAY, the P4 mobile brand, and KPN mobile can now directly make end-to-end mobile HD voice to each other across their respective networks.

The two carriers use iBasis’s IPX service, Premium Voice [...]

Hong Kong Telecom (HKT) launches VoLTE

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On May 15, Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)announced the launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, marking the third VoLTE announcement within a week.

HKT is supporting the Samsung Note 3 for VoLTE customers.   Huawei is featured as the core network vendor in the VoLTE rollout.